Fast Forward: Fashion 2030 – Meet the designers

Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Hons) year 3 students Marley, Sylvia and Zoe at work in the studio.

What will fashion practices look like in 2030? What are young designers doing now to change the way the fashion industry works?

Fast Forward: Fashion 2030 on Thursday 24 August  from 4-6.30 pm, a studio-led design pop-up developed by RMIT Fashion and Textile lecturers Jo Cramer and Kate Sala, seeks to imagine new circular fashion practices.

Join third year RMIT School of Fashion and Textile students at RMIT Gallery for this ‘behind the scenes’ look at new approaches to fashion.

Fast Forward is presented by RMIT Gallery / Goethe-Institut as part of the provocative new exhibition Fast Fashion: The dark side of fashion (21 July – 9 September).

There will be two presentations by students about their work, from 4.00 to 5.00 pm and from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Students will showcase the interim results of their collaboration with Germany’s future-thinking sustainable designer and entrepreneur Ina Budde, who came to Melbourne courtesy of the Goethe-Institut as part of RMIT Gallery/ Goethe-Institut’s exhibition Fast Fashion: the dark side of fashion. As founder of Design for Circularity, Budde realises recyclable product and system innovations for fashion labels with products designed for a ”cradle to cradle” inspired circular economy.

(left to right) Jo Cramer and Ina Budde discuss Cramer’s designs for the Slow Fashion Studio, part of the fast Fashion: the dark side of fashion exhibition.

Students worked with Budde to explore how they can approach changing the practices and systems of production and consumption to a more sustainable model. Through their various approaches, they reveal the potential for a new fashion system to emerge.

The students will also discuss their personal concerns as future designers and their ideas for alternative future fashion, sharing their work-in-progress with folios, images, garments and fabric samples.

Fast Fashion: The dark side of fashion (21 July – 9 September) is presented by RMIT Gallery in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut and RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles, Fast Fashion is curated by Dr. Claudia Banz at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) in Hamburg and supported by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt and Karin Stilke Stiftung.

What: Fast Forward: Fashion 2030

When: Thursday 24 August

Time: There will be two presentations, from 4.00 to 5.00 pm and from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Where: RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Bookings: free book here.


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