IOTA21 CONFERENCE AND FASHION EVENT – ‘Curiosity and the Cloth’

As part of this years Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, we are exited to be part of the fashion event ‘ Curiosity and the Cloth’, with a selection of garments made through our project Frock On 2021.

CURIOSITY AND THE CLOTH

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER; 6.30PM
BOOLA BARDIP, WA MUSEUM, PERTH CULTURAL CENTRE
A fashion event like no other. Featuring designers from Kenya, India, Malaysia, and Thailand alongside First Nations designers from Western Australia & Northern Territory.

Each is on a journey of discovery within the material culture of their homeland, whether through craft, surface decoration, shape, or environmental sustainability by up-cycling and re-purposing discarded or pre-worn garments. Many translate traditional aesthetics and ancestral visual language into internationally recognised brands, creating new fashion narratives that are deeply rooted in the culture of place.

With several of the designers’ work regularly hitting the catwalks in Europe and New York, the event promises truly amazing contemporary global fashion.

Presented in collaboration with Curtin University School of Design and the Built Environment,  supported by WA Museum.

This event is supported by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts and the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program.

Designers & Brands include:
Aiwei Foo (Malaysia), Akaaro (India), Anyango Mpinga (Kenya), Bajra (India), Creative Culture (WA, Australia), Deadly Denim (WA, Australia), Epica (Kenya), Hoodedwept / Shane Pickett / in collaboration with Mossenson Gallery (WA, Australia), Ikuntji Artists (NT), Kanapot Collective (Thailand), Kirrikin (WA, Australia), Padmaja (India), péro (India), and a special video & performance by The Junction Co.

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IOTA21 SUMMARY
Friday 17- Saturday 18 September: Futuring Craft Conference, WA Maritime Museum and Curtin University
Sunday 19 September: Curiosity and the Cloth, Fashion Event, WA Museum Boola Bardip.

Location & Contact

BOOLA BARDIP, WA MUSEUM, PERTH CULTURAL CENTRE

More info

https://indianoceancrafttriennial.com/fashion/

Participating Artists