[Talk] Aus fashion designers of the ’60-80s.

Hi everyone,

Next week I’m presenting an all-new talk for the Glen Eira library and you can join us online, for free. I’m really enjoying these online talks.

From the website:

Australian post-war culture took an exciting turn when Prue Acton set up in Flinders lane making clothes for teenagers like herself: cute and fun new fashions that simply weren’t available in the 1950s, when fashion meant grown up glamour for older women, like their mums.

Riding a revolutionary wave that started with Mary Quant in London, Prue opened up new markets and invigorated our staid, conservative world with increasingly high hemlines and bright colours in the latest modern fabrics.

Soon followed by other trailblazers, including Norma Tullo, the House of Merivale and Studibaker Hawk, generations of Australian women discovered locally-made fashion that reflected their Anitipodean lives in a complexity that overseas designers could not.  Please join Nicole Jenkins, fashion historian and author of books Love Vintage and Style is Eternal as she revisits this creative and innovative period in Australian fashion.

Don’t leave it too late to book your tickets: Zoom is limited to 300 participants and last time some people had to miss out.

What: Australian fashion designers of the ‘60s-80s, a talk presented by Nicole Jenkins
When: Tuesday 18th August, 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Zoom and your computer
Cost: free!
Bookings and more information – click here.

Image Credit: 1970s wedding dress by House of Merivale,
Photo by Nicole Jenkins, model Clare St Clare.

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