Risk and adventure in fashion
What: Adventure and Risk in Fashion – a show by AUT University fashion students
Where: Auckland Art Gallery, Art Lounge
When: 1pm, Sunday 13th June
Upcoming fashion designers take a risk
Risk and adventure in fashion is the theme of an upcoming show by AUT University fashion students at Auckland Art Gallery this weekend .The work will be on show at the Art Lounge, Auckland Art Gallery on June 13.
AUT is Auckland Art Gallery’s partner in The 4th Auckland Triennial - Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon which examines adventure and risk in art today. Third year fashion students were given the project of addressing this theme in fashion. The brief was to produce a body of research and design development work based on the possibilities for adventure and risk in fashion and textiles.
“By the second year students can get set in their ways and have already worked out who they think they are and by the third year when they’re working on their major projects there aren’t many opportunities for them to look at things in a different way,” says AUT senior lecturer in fashion Andreas Mikellis. “The idea was to set a project that would shake them up. Question fashion, what they’re doing, and what they’re taught. We wanted to allow them to make a mistake and take a risk.”
Students interpreted the theme in many ways. For some the risk was in the process of making the work, for some it was in doing something with no commercial aim and for others it was an interpretation of something they personally feel is risky.
Andreas Mikellis, Senior Lecturer- Fashion Design, AUT University
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