[Melbourne] Design Talks at The Social Studio
The Social Studio presents its second series of design talks throughout May and June 2010 with local designers discussing their work and backgrounds. The Studio is an amazing community project where industry excess clothing is re-configured into original clothing by refugees. They also have a shop and a cafe, it’s goodness all round and worth supporting. It’s a great opportunity to support a good cause as well as learn from Melbourne’s most successful designers.
Both Nicole Fausten and Lina Didzys inherited their parents’ post World War II European frugality, only using recycled materials for their challenging, wearable and empowering pieces.
Inspired by surrealism, the energy and attitude of the 80’s street culture and the punk ethos, a name is a label was born overseas while the two friends were travelling. All a name is a label products work to breathe new life into recycled objects while demonstrating new possibilities to the wearer.
An established Melbourne label, a name is a label has featured from 2006 to 2008 in the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program, the Melbourne International Design Festival 2009, and exhibited at the Environmentally Sustainable Design Festival 2009.
Adele Varcoe is presenting her work Wednesday 26th May. Adele Varcoe is an interdisciplinary designer who can be found making things and modifying skins in her travelling tent. Her most recent work, iFold is a propositional design for a new fashion that invites people to temporarily modify their skin.
Adele holds a degree in fashion and has recently completed a Masters of Design exploring the relationship between materials and the body. She has also worked with Bernard Willhelm in Paris and as a special effects artist on a selection of B-grade films. Alongside her research practice, Adele currently teaches within the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University. Stay tuned for more talks throughout June.
Who: The Social Studio
What: Design Talks - A name is a label
When: Wednesday 12th May, 6.30 – 7.30pm.
Where: The Social Studio, 128 Smith Street Collingwood.
Damage: $10/8 entry fee includes drinks and supports the community work of the Social Studio.