Reclaiming the Image: How Fashion Can Empower Women

Reclaiming the Image: How Fashion Can Empower Women
09 Jun 2016
19:00 - 22:00
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016

We love fashion. We love the craftsmanship of the couture we will never be able to afford, and we love spending all of our income on the clothing we (kind of) can. We even love the terrifying editors with severe haircuts, and the creative directors who self-appoint themselves Kaisers. We love the form, we love the fun, and we love the fabulous.

But what we don’t love is the irresponsible way the fashion industry has represented women’s bodies. Thankfully, we’re not alone. We’re in the middle of momentous change right now with regards to the representation of women’s bodies in fashion. So we’re going to dig into this change with those fashion creatives leading the charge for change, through Reclaiming the Image: How Fashion Can Empower Women.

This event is ideal for lovers of fashion, photographers, stylists and creatives interested in learning about how we can create inspiring fashion imagery for the future. 

Our conversation will be moderated by Catalogue’s fashion editor Rosie Dalton, who understands a thing or two about diversity in fashion, via Catalogue Girls — our representational fashion section. Joining her will be:

  • Helene Morris - founder of Lonely, a New Zealand lingerie brand leading the global charge for female body acceptance by creating underwear for women “who wear lingerie as a love letter to themselves”.
  • Liz Ham - one of Australasia’s most prominent female photographers
  • Ollie Henderson - model, activist and founder of House of Riot, a social enterprise that aims to effect positive political change via fashion
  • Georgina Safe, one of Australasia’s foremost fashion journalists. Things are going to get deep, and we can’t wait.

The panel discussion will be followed by drinks at 107 Projects and a female-driven exhibition curated by The Ladies Network

Presented by Catalogue


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