Artisans of Fashion

Wed 15th August, 2012 – Sun 28th October, 2012
The Strand Arcade
412-414 George St, Sydney

It’s easy to forget that behind every beautiful garment on the racks at The Strand Arcade is the heritage and skills of artisan craftsmanship, passed down through generations. But the Arcade’s new Artisans of Fashion exhibition is set to remind fashionistas of the beautifully handcrafted textiles, beading and embroidery behind the art of designer fashion.

Captured through the lenses of high profile Australian fashion photographers and filmmaker Lorin Askil, the exhibition delves into traditional artisan communities to document how this craft transcends into modern fashion. Contemporary fashion designers, including some of the Arcade’s biggest names like Alex Perry, Akira Isogawa, Manning Cartell and Ms Couture, will showcase their artisan inspired designs.