Saturday, May 28, 2011

Future Fashion NOW! Learn how to KNIT!!

Hi Ya!  If you are into fashion and creating your own individual style, come along and celebrate a night of fashion with the future in mind.

I will be holding workshops at the BeeHive Knitting Workshop from 4.15pm until 5.55pm - 3 x 25 minute sessions.

Friday 3 June

4pm - 7.30pm St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium

Future Fashion Now is the City of Port Phillip’s key community event World Environment Day on 3 June 2011 celebrating sustainable fashion and creative skills to avoid over-consumption.

The event showcases a range of Australian fashion designers, vintage suppliers, and crafty-people who apply environmental or social sustainability principles to their creations by reducing waste, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions linked to the purchase and disposal of fashion related items.

"Future Fashion Now is a step forward to improve community understanding on climate change," said Mayor Cr Rachel Powning.

"It also increases community action in caring for our environment and provides an opportunity for the community to get together and have some fun while helping the planet". Participants are encouraged to bring along clothes to swap. They will learn how to make gorgeous jewellery from old/broken pieces, 
sew necklaces from fabric off-cuts, transform worn t-shirts into funky accessories, make a bolero from old jumpers, make sock monkeys, dolls and baskets from reused materials, and even learn to knit.

Attendees will be treated to the hip-hop dance talents of RISE, and see Elwood College students parade outfits designed from material waste during the event’s ‘Trash to Treasure,’ design race. A range of workshops will also be on offer at the event.  ‘Green Queen’ of St Kilda, Kaye Sera, and Port Phillip's very own ‘Vintage Beauty,’ Louarna will MC the fashion parade. Kaye is known for the flamboyant 
outfits she often re-fashions instead of buying new clothes. She will be accompanied by old school funky beats spun on good old fashioned vinyl records by DJ Damian Laird.

The event will also feature a photo exhibition from the ‘I Made This!’ Facebook competition with winners decided by a secret audience ballot on the night.  "I Made This!" is a competition for amateur makers of clothes, shoes, accessories, craft, homewares and decorations. First and second place prize packs will be awarded to the winners, valued at over $600.

Audience prizes will also be handed out including vouchers from Passionfoods, Frocks and Slacks, South Melbourne Market, Knit Knit, and some of the featured designers. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Photo and interview opportunities available. 

Media enquiries: Katie Elles, Media Adviser 9209 6163/0435 657 336

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