[Melbourne] Design Talks at The Social Studio
The Social Studio presents its 2ndseries of design talks throughout June 2010 with Leeyong Soo (Former fashion Editor at Japan Vogue) and Melbourne’s innovative Ellie Mucke discussing their work and backgrounds…
The Studio is an amazing community project where industry excess clothing is re-configured into original clothing by refugees who want to learn and work in the clothing design industry. They also have a shop and a cafe, it’s goodness all round and worth supporting.
$10/8 entry fee includes drinks and supports the community work of the Social Studio.
The talks take place 6.30 – 7.30pm at The Social Studio, 128 Smith Street Collingwood.
See below for dates.
MüCKE ￼Ellie Mucke will be presenting her work Thursday 10 June, 6.30 – 7.30pm
With an art teacher and a fine wood-turner for parents Ellie Mucke grew up nourished by art and craft. Ellie established the fashion label MüCKE to bring together her environmental and social concerns with a love for design.
The MüCKE collection of ladies clothing and accessories is created from existing and used garments and fabrics, manufactured either in-house or ethically outsourced to a local maker.
Ellie undertook a textiles Mentorship with Craft Victoria in 2006, won the Emerging Designers’ Award at Flinders Quarter in 2006, had her work in the Eco Innovators Showcase in 2009 and has collaborated on various projects with other designers and artists.
Leeyong Soo ￼will be presenting her work Thursday 24th June 6.30 – 7.30pm
Former International Fashion Editor at Vogue Japan, Leeyong Soo was one of the first fashion writers in Japan to introduce the Fair Trade movement with the Vogue /People Tree collaboration.
During her time abroad Leeyong began creating beautiful, one-off party dresses from vintage kimono and obi material under her label, The Fourth Daughter.
Now back in Australia Leeyong continues writing on sustainable and ethical fashion for publications such as Peppermint, advocating for Fair Trade fashion through various Melbourne projects, while blogging her own adventures in suburban op-shop recycling and refashioning as ‘a showcase of what even the wastelands of fashion can offer to the world’.