Independent fashion designers and retailers Bruce Slorach and Sara Thorn operated the Galaxy Emporium from 1986 until 1992, an outlet for independent fashion, and created the Abyss, Funkessentials and Konka labels. They concentrated on the youth market, in particular, in their fashion business. Fashion Historian Laura Jocic will discuss her project, funded by the Public Records Office of Victoria, to digitise and interpret their archive. The collection comprises 37 boxes of material with an estimated 1,000 items including fabric swatches, magazines, photographs, merchandising materials, garments, artwork and other ephemera.
Presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival's Arts Program.
Image credit: Bruce Slorach, Abyss Studio, "Retail display of sew on patches captioned 'Badge it!?, 0006.2016.0002, RMIT Design Archives Collection
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