Circa Vintage is working with Australia on Collins to bring you an exhibition of 80 years of Australian fashion:
“Collector, author and vintage clothing expert Nicole Jenkins has assembled the exhibition by selecting iconic styles from Australian fashion designers. ‘Vintage clothing is truly representative of how we’ve lived, loved and enjoyed life. This exhibition showcases evening wear created by Australian designers and provides a snapshot into our social lives at that time.’
The history of Australian style is rich and over the decades we have adapted the sophistication of European haute couture and married it with our own sense of style, creating an industry that is renowned internationally for exceptional talent, individuality and quality.”
What: Fashion through the Decades – An exhibition of Australian style from the 1920s to the 1990s.
When: June 18th to 24th: 10am-6pm, Mon-Thurs, 10am-8pm, Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, 12noon-5pm, Sun.
Where: Australia on Collins shopping centre, Level 5, 260 Collins Street, Melbourne
As a special treat, one of the dresses on display will be the Leroy Alcorso 1956 Olympics dress. I’ve decided to keep it so that I can submit it to the Australian Dress Register, which means that it will be available for talks, parades and exhibitions like this one at Australia on Collins.
More information can be found at the Australia on Collins website.