On Friday 28 August, 2015 RUDE Girl attended the Refashioned Exhibition held during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week at the Council of Adult Education in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia.
What this exhibition inspired in me, is that there is hope that our young emerging fashion designers are being trained in sustainable fashion practices. Whether this training can be transferred to an industry hell-bent on fast fashion, is yet to be realised on a full-scale. It is my prediction, that the students I met and spoke with, will be prepared and ready to upcycle recycled fabric, as limited virgin resources become more and more a reality.
This exhibition was a huge highlight for RUDE Girl. I was incredibly inspired first and foremost by the students I met – Sarah Sabatinelli and Rachel Mufale. These young women were knowledgeable and informative about their brief, and presented it well to the public. And secondly, I was impressed by the stunning re-creations of all the students. I made a comment that they must have exceptional tutors.
This photo video of the exhibition that’s presented below was my first and only take. In other words, my praises for this entire exhibition came with glowing ease and required no edits. I simply had to pay tribute to the future of fashion, in this fashion. Bravo Box Hill Institute of Fashion!