Sunday Age fashion editor Rachel Wells has recently had the simultaneously enviable and daunting task of shuffling through the Age newspaper’s photographic archives for evidence of Melbourne’s fashionable past and present. The Age of Fashion exhibition, part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, is the result of her hours spent trawling through stylish images. The breadth of Melbourne fashion is on display in this exhibition; a glimpse of the good, the bad, and the daring in 90 photographs.
We see our local rag trade’s beginnings, our gothic subculture, spring racing style, visits from supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, the gasp-inducing infamy of Rebecca Twigley & Jean Shrimpton’s outfits. The exhibition surrounds current season looks by T.L Wood (Teresa Liano herself also appears in the exhibit) and Cactus Jam.
The Age of Fashion exhibition runs from now until Sunday 26th September. To view it simply take a stroll through QV Square on level 2 of QV at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell Streets.
Christian Wagstaff with milliner Melissa Jackson
Exhibition curator Rachel Wells
Fashion designer Sally Browne (in a great pearl embellished jacket)
Anthea O’Connor & Dansk‘s Jannick Zester
Millner Phillip Rhodes
The gorgeous model Ella with her photo from a past fashion festival opening
Mia Greves & Evie‘s Alex Haack
Designer Teresa Liano of TL Wood
Tags: 2010, fashion photography, melbourne spring fashion week, msfw, qv