Australian Art

The Endless Garment

SANDRA BACKLUND, Control-C col
SANDRA BACKLUND, Control-C col

12 February 2010 - 21 March 2010

SANDRA BACKLUND, Control-C col
SANDRA BACKLUND, Control-C col


The Endless Garment at RMIT Gallery is a fashion exhibition exploring the connections between the craft of knitting and the use of machines and computer technology.
WALTER VAN BIERENDONK, Skin Ki
WALTER VAN BIERENDONK, Skin Ki


The Endless Garment celebrates the virtuosity and future directions of the new craft of machine knitting which is changing the way fashion is designed and made. The exhibition will showcase the work of 12 international and Australian designers, including the remarkable contemporary fashion precedents of Miyake Design Studio, to the pioneering work of Yoshiki Hishinuma and the emerging talent of Sandra Backlund. Other designers include Cooperative Designs, Mark Fast, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Saverio Palatella, Freddie Robins, Sibling and Walter Van Beirendonck. Staged during the 2010 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the exhibition displays new forms, experimental sampling and a series of ‘mini labs’ featuring computerised knitting machines producing experimental fashion. Gallery visitors will be able to watch technology in action producing highly original and experimental fashion design. Opening 11 Feb 6-8PM

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