Melbourne Fashion Hub: Retail Pop-up Experience Past Event
Melbourne Fashion Hub supports and showcases Australia’s emerging design talent. Following the ‘Examining Fashion As Design’ talk and launch on Friday 26 March, Melbourne Fashion Hub is hosted by Melbourne-based independent design duo Preston Zly Design over the following weekend. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the designers and purchase their garments.
Streetwear created by DIAJ aims for gender inclusivity, breaking the barriers of gender norms while challenging one’s comfort zones. DIAJ encourages fearlessness in making bold statements. Alongside her craft, Dinara also pursues the art of photography as an essential element of her practice. She is dedicated to shooting her own projects and collaborating with other creatives to fulfill her vision.
A manifesto of the contemporary zeitgeist and a tribute to cyberspace; Sabatucci entices you into a dreamlike, alternate state. With inspiration drawing deeply from historical references and fantasy, the costume-like garments are crafted through storytelling as an escape from the mundane. Sabatucci bears a fearlessly fluid attitude and flaunts drama in its own concept of a vivid reality – disregarding such pieties as gender. Subverting luxury, key pieces are created through up-cycling with authenticity to the brand’s tenacious belief in sustainability. All pieces are ethically designed and manufactured in-house on the lands of the Eastern Kulin Nation.
Each fabric is carefully selected and sourced locally from opportunity shops and remnant stores, creating very limited runs to diminish overproduction and waste. Customers are encouraged to create long-term relationships with their clothes with the offer of lifetime repairs. Through a focus on ethical manufacturing, sustainability, and transparency, Sabatucci creates a cleaner, slow fashion, you can feel good about wearing.
Srinvanti Roymoulik and Stephanie Broadbent
A collaboration between Srinvanti Roymoulik and Stephanie Broadbent, Soul Stitch Connection is a creative therapies and eco-friendly based fashion company comprising of two main areas of focus. The first area is designing garments that are based on various modalities of creative therapies such as visual art, dance, creative writing, eco-therapy, and much more! The finished products are sold as garments with a purpose, to give the buyer a garment that tells a story they resonate with which has a positive and uplifting message. The second aspect of Soul Stitch Connection is offering workshops that not only intend to build independent skill sets but also offer creative therapeutic processing of the individual’s world and current or past situations. What comes out of the creative therapies is then applied to a clothing design specifically for the individual.
These garments are a victory, a celebratory piece at the end of a series of workshops to show what they have achieved through the creative therapies.