URBAN FLÂNEUR: Fashion Reimagines the City
Opening Event: 4 September 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibition: 5-17 September 2018
Shop 8 -10, 892 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC
As part of Melbourne Fashion Week, The Exchange at Knowledge Market is proud to present Urban Flâneur: Fashion Reimagines the City. A live fashion event and exhibition curated by Dr Tarryn Handcock and Dr Tassia Joannides, featuring work by a selection of RMIT University Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) 3rd year students.
Urban Flâneur: Fashion Reimagines the City is an exhibition of site-responsive fashion design that highlights relationships between fashion and flâneurie in urban memory and imagination; by walking the city and studying its inhabitants, the designers celebrate the vibrancy and flux of this area and its community.
The exhibition documents a live fashion event that responds to the culture and environment of Victoria Harbour, Docklands. Runway footage is accompanied by fashion photography, a selection of innovative garments, unique soundscapes, and images of the places that inspired the work. Exhibition attendees are encouraged to follow in these designers’ footsteps using a map of key sites around Victoria Harbour and instructions for a dérive. By becoming flâneurs, we can all experience and appreciate the city in a different way.
The exhibition is showing at Knowledge Market & Aperture, Docklands Australia, from 5th – 17th September 2018.
From 31 August to 7 September, Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) takes over the city with over 150 events celebrating Melbourne’s world-renowned fashion scene. The week kicks off with a huge opening weekend, which features Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out, then continues with runways featuring the country’s top labels, workshops, talks, parties, exhibitions, films, and free fashion experiences all week long.
The Exchange at Knowledge Market is an innovative research project space curated by RMIT University in collaboration with Lendlease. Embedded within the Victoria Harbour precinct of Docklands, researchers are exploring the concept of community and new ways of understanding the shared urban environment through a series of workshops, exhibitions, forums and community events.
This project is supported by a capability development fund grant from the RMIT Design and Creative Practice ECP.