OPEN FACTORY: Specialty Pleaters

Open Factory

See inside the the last artisan pleat workshop in Melbourne and one of only a dozen or so remaining workshops globally.

Speciality Pleaters are opening the doors to public to showcase the incredible art form with an opportunity to discuss how to incorporate pleats into fashion designs. In the words of Dior “Pleats are the high point of fashion“.

Originally established in 1925, Speciality Pleaters has been providing pleating services to local industry for nearly 100 years. Whilst local production capacity has effectively disappeared, Simon has taken on the workshop in a volunteer capacity for fashion students, designers, sewers guild members, bridal houses, theatre and ballet companies and costume makers.

Free event, RSVP not required. 

This event is owned and operated by Speciality Pleaters, and proudly promoted by Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival as part of the Independent Program. Please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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