ARTISANS OF FASHION: THREADS OF INDIA
Supported by the Ministry of Textiles India and the Australian Government, the retrospective will be the first its kind. There will be a comprehensive display of exquisite Indian textiles alongside photography, video, live demonstrations and the collections of some of Australia’s leading independent designers identifying the regional techniques which will highlight the cultural significance and role of the artisans.
The exhibition will be housed in LCI Collingwood Campus in the heart of the most vibrant arts and design precinct in Melbourne; demonstrating the richness and diversity of India’s textiles with a focus on biodiversity and craftsmanship and the context of hand-loom in the sustainable lifestyle and fashion industries.
These stunning creations have walked the runways of fashion weeks all over the world! A highlight will be Artisans of Fashion’s sustainability agenda and the relevance of India’s hand loomed textiles including Khadi – a story at the heart of Indian culture and Eri “Peace” silk from India’s North East which will be at the centre of our panel discussion addressing the issues of climate change and the impact of the fast fashion industry. The content will educate and inspire giving context to the Artisan’s extraordinary craftsmanship and generating a curiosity around the traditional skills to drive modern innovation in a sustainable fashion industry.
“In the search for unique and bespoke, India’s textile artisans provide designers with rich and diverse possibilities; likewise, our designers can present these incredible techniques to the rest of the world.” Caroline Poiner
Image by Deepak Nath Gupta Photography.