Geelong We The Makers Designer Exhibition Launched

Posted 2 July 2020

Geelong We The Makers Designer Exhibition Launched

WE THE MAKERS the new biennial design festival from the National Wool Museum is now open for public viewing showcasing the work of artists, designers and makers! The 21 professional and emerging fashion desginers from across Australia and around the world were asked to respond to the festival theme – Design for the future: sustainable and ethical textiles and fashion.

The judges had a tough decisions on their hands when deciding on the final winners to receive the shared winnings of $10 000. A huge congratulations to both winners: Rebecca Gully and Rowena, Juliana & Angela Foong x UoN who were announced last week! Their designs display immense technicality, precision and address the festival theme of Design for the Future.

Rowena, Juliana & Angela Foong x UoN: Six Seasons

“Not only style, but functionality was considered in Rebecca’s philosophy to permanently engineer textiles that reduce and eliminate wastage.” The judges felt that Rebecca’s design had technical difference rather than taking a traditional approach. Being a design for the future. 

“The gender neutral inclusivity of the design added to the thoughtfulness of the outfit. The design philosophy to lengthen the life by being able to pair and mix and match between the garments was also impressive” The judges applauded the zero waste pattern.

Rebecca Gully: Neutron Dance

The Design Festival has a range of interactive links on the website along with Dr. Luke Keogh Curator’s Essay on Sustainable and ethical textiles and fashion. Exploring ideas of fast and slow fashion.

The Peoples Choice prize is also now open for you to vote and select your favourite! Click here to cast your vote.

Visit We The Makers website for more information.





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