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Fast Fashion exhibition walkthrough with Luisa Hilmer

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344 Swanston Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Join us at RMIT Gallery for an informative exhibition walk through of Fast Fashion: The dark side of fashion (21 July – 9 September) presented by RMIT Gallery / Goethe-Institut.

The walk through will be guided by Luisa Hilmer from the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) Hamburg in Germany.

Fast Fashion provides a comprehensive and discerning examination of the clothing industry system and its socio-economic and ecological consequences. How are clothes made so cheaply, by whom and under what conditions? What does this say about the quality of fashion and the value consumers place on it? What impact do the fast changing fashion trends have on the environment?

Behind cheap throwaway fashion lies a myriad of contradictions explored in the exhibition: fashion & victims; poverty & affluence; global & local effects; wages & profits; garments & chemicals; clothes & clothing & ecological balance.The exhibition takes a critical look behind the scenes of the fashion industry and consumer habits.

In response, the exhibition’s Slow Fashion Studio provides explores explores new fashion practices and experiences to bring about positive change, featuring exciting new work from the practitioners at RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles.

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Luisa Hilmer is a curatorial assistant at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) Hamburg in Germany, where she works in the research department and on public programing related to current shows. She was involved in MKG – Arts and Crafts Fair, Art Nouveau; The Great Utopian Vision and Food Revolution 5.0 – Design for Tomorrow’s Society under the direction of curator Dr Claudia Banz. Hilmer is currently studying Design at the Fine Arts School in Hamburg. Her research interests are in social issues relating to design.

Presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut and RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles, Fast Fashion is curated by Dr. Claudia Banz at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg and supported by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt and Karin Stilke Stiftung.

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