Six unique and diverse designers from RMIT’s Master of Fashion (Design) will launch their original collections at MPavilion on Wednesday 16 November.
The performance will activate as models board Yarra Trams at RMIT and travel through the CBD, with the show officially starting as they disembark at the Arts Centre making their way to the Queen Victoria Gardens and MPavilion.
CLASH challenges the format of a traditional fashion show by allowing the master designers to present their individual practices and respond to MPavilion, reflecting notions of cultural processions, rituals and festivals.
Dr Ricarda Bigolin, Program Manager, Master of Fashion (Design), said by using the word CLASH the designers “celebrate their difference in identity between themselves as designers as well as their collective vision in representing advanced fashion practice”.
“Several of the designers have explored specific techniques in their masters study related to cultural or social aspects of fashion and the way these can be reimagined to propose new ways of thinking about garments, materials and form,” Bigolin said.
“When viewing the work the presence of socially engaged and aware design is evident in their projects, where the use of found, surplus or discarded clothing becomes a pertinent measure of how emerging fashion practices are addressing concerns that face the industry.”
Impeccable beauty direction will be created by global brand MECCA Cosmetica who will be transforming the models, capturing the diverse, fresh and vibrant collections.
RMIT University is the only Australian institute to provide a dedicated Master of Fashion (Design) that fosters individual designers by providing a platform to explore advanced fashion practices.
The designers are immersed in a transformative learning experience, taking the time for exploration and further developing, shifting and launching their design identity through the program.
What: CLASH Master of Fashion (Design) show
When: Wednesday 16 November, 6.00pm–9.00pm
Where: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne (opposite NGV)