The Social Studio 10 Year Retrospective In Collaboration With FOMA


The Social Studio Retrospective celebrates the studio’s achievements and
supporters over the years through an exhibition and panel. The event is delivered in
collaboration with the Fashions of Multicultural Australia (FOMA).

For close to a decade, The Social Studio has been a dynamic social enterprise in
Melbourne’s cultural landscape, bringing environmentally sustainable design and
ethical business practices to the community. We are a fashion school, clothing label,
retail shop, digital textile print studio, clothing manufacturer and community space,
created from the style and skills of young people from new migrant and refugee

Opening Celebration

Saturday 9 March 2019, 4PM – 6PM
Free, all are welcome.
RSVP here.

Saturday 9 March 2019, 3.30PM – 6PM
Sunday 10 March, 10AM – 5PM
Exploring the concept of Immersion: an intangible value which comes from diversity,
a new place and community, interacting with local people, understanding the way
your neighbours live. The Social Studio will showcase garments designed in
collaboration with iconic Australian artists and designers who have supported our
work for 10 years.

Curator: Dr Grace McQuilten
Stylist and Casting Director: Kyah Parrot

Atong Omoli
Babbarra Woman’s Centre
Ken Done
Kate Beynon
Tin & Ed

Panel Conversation
Saturday 9 March 2019, 2PM – 3.30PM
Event details and bookings here.
Fashion as a Vehicle for Social Cohesion: This panel will enable rich discussion
around the ever-expanding relationship between fashion, community, culture and
Moderator: Jewel Topsfield – Award winning journalist for The Age and The Sydney
Morning Herald
Elisa Keeler – Director at Maroske Peech
Kate Durham – Renowned Melbourne artist and refugee advocate
Kyah Parrott – Artist and fashion stylist
Mitch Parker – Editor of i-D Magazine
Karinda Mutabazi – Stylist and Creative Director


Instagram: @thesocialstudio @fomaustralia @schoolhouse_studios 
Facebook: @thesocialstudio

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