Saturday, May 15th // Alexandria Park, Bowen Hills.
Radical Localism is an installation, community intervention and symposium that showcases Brisbane’s independent fashion community. Co-designed by artisan and Practice Studio, and in collaboration with QUT Fashion, the event aims to highlight Brisbane’s growing cohort of skilled makers and designers.
The term, Radical Localism refers to the conceptually based practices of local designers and artists working in the fashion context. These include first nation designers and entrepreneurs who are re-defining what it means to be an Australian designer, designers working on building a circular economy through remake, repair and re-vision practices, local sewists operating on a made-to-order basis, as well as practitioners who are working across the disciplines of art/design and craft.
In line with global trends towards more ethical and sustainable production processes, Brisbane designers are often creating in-house or in close partnerships with other makers. Closing the gap between designer, producer and consumer, these fashion entrepreneurs are running micro-businesses and building vibrant, supportive networks around them.
Radical Localism is about building community and connections and inviting new audiences to engage with Brisbane based designers, and fashion creatives. The installation will explore themes of Culture and Collaboration; Local Fantasy and Escapism, Modern Minimalism and Networked and Nostalgic Craft.
This is a COVIDsafe event, register your place. Entry is FREE!
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