With the 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition coming to a close at the end of the month, I finally got my act into gear and paid it a visit! Featuring over 120 works across four galleries, 200 Years of Australian Fashion is a sartorial lovers dream. The exhibition showcases the work of iconic Australian designers such as Toni Maticevski, Akira, and Ellery, and celebrates the evolution of fashion in Australia from the 1800’s to 2007. The exhibition is curated beautifully taking the audience on a whimsical and sartorial journey through the ages, and culminates in a 4m tall sculpture encrusted with Swarovski crystals designed especially for the exhibition by Dion Lee. Here are a few of my favourite pieces.
If you appreciate Australian design, are interested in the evolution and history of Australian fashion, or just plain like clothes, then I highly recommend paying 200 Years of Australian Fashion a visit before it closes.
200 Years of Australian Fashion; Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia