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There is a wide array of exhibitions at Powerhouse Museum. I was particularly drawn to two clothing and fashion exhibitions. The first one is the annual Student Fashion display, which also now in its 20th anniversary. For an event that can last for 2 decades, I envisaged that there must be something special. The other one is the exhibition about Muslim women's style in Australia. Most of the fashion exhibitions are for mainstream fashion, having one dedicated for showcasing modest fashion is interesting.
Making it: 20 years of Student Fashion
This annual Student Fashion display is a showcase of outstanding designs from the top four fashion graduates of 2012. This includes Inder Dhillon from the Fashion Design Studio, Sydney TAFE; Andriana Jacky from Raffles College of Design and Commerce; Kathleen Choo from the University of Technology, Sydney and Ryan Samways from the Whitehouse Institute of Design.
More importantly, this year also marks the 20th anniversary of this annual show. Highlights are also placed on the current work of some of former students, including designers who established their own fashion labels, and worked for major Australian and international fashion brands.
Note: This annual Student Fashion display is currently showing until 7 October 2013.
Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim women's style in Australia
This exhibition displays a collection of Islamic women's clothes in Australia, thanks to the work of a group of fashion designers and retailers. The clothes exhibited in this show range from scarves, dresses, swimwear and sportswear, reflecting an emerging modest fashion market.
Different from the mainstream fashion, the clothes made in Muslim women's style is more than just a piece of garment; it is a refection of one's faith - a declaration of where the person had come from. If you love to know more about the philosophy and the stories of the designers in the art of fashion marking, this is an exhibition for your exploration.
The Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women's style in Australia Exhibition