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The new generation of creative collaborations

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NGV Members Lounge, National Gallery of Victoria

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This panel discussion will explore how creative collaborations are driving change in sustainability and social justice.

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Associating with a well-known name has long been a way for big brands to create excitement and exclusivity around a collection. Diverging from this, a new generation of collaborations is seeing likeminded creatives across art, fashion and design instead join forces to drive change on issues of sustainability and social justice.

Bringing together some of Australia’s leading artists and designers, this panel will discuss how political and environmental ideas can translate across art, fashion and design. What kind of impact do these collaborations have? And how important are they for brands looking to connect with young consumers?

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Kit Willow, designer and founder KITX

Since founding her brand KITX in 2015, Kit Willow has worked to create a designer label that minimises impact on the world’s natural resources without compromising on beauty and style. At the forefront of the global sustainability movement, each element of the KITX brand is designed to have a positive effect – from working with Varanasi weavers and using organic cottons to making buttons from spent bullet cases in Cambodia.

Stanislava Pinchuk (MISO), artist

Stanislava Pinchuk is a Ukrainian-Australian artist working in data-mapping the changing topographies of war and conflict zones. Her work transposes data into textiles, speaking to the history of women documenting trauma through the mediums and visual languages historically designated as ‘women’s work’. Recently topping the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, her work has also been commissioned by clients such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Nike and Apple.

Genevieve Brannigan, director Communications Collective

After beginning her career in the fashion industry, Genevieve Brannigan founded Communications Collective in 2011 as a full-service agency focused on culture, arts, design, and luxury. Genevieve has consulted to leading creatives, brands and organisations to deliver creative advisory and innovative campaigns. A passionate supporter of arts and culture, Genevieve founded Collectivity Talks in 2016, bringing together industry leaders to discuss trends and ideas, and is also a board member of the Melbourne Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Anna-Wili Highfield, artist

Anna-Wili's works explore the organic qualities and resistance of materials, generating a tension between the complex realism of form and the limitations and economy of the materials used. They represent life in an immediate way that conveys the energy, movement and physical character of different creatures. Her aim is to engineer a moment of contact with nature in a way that emphasises both the startling differences and similarities of human and animal forms and consciousness. In 2008, after working as a Scenic Artist for Opera Australia, she began making sculptures independently by commission. Her works are held in private collections around the world and have featured in numerous publications.

Moderated by Jess Blanch, editor in chief RUSSH Magazine.

In 2010 Jess Blanch acquired RUSSH Magazine, an independent Australian fashion title in its infancy. Under her leadership, RUSSH has grown into a leading internationally distributed publication, attracting inspired contributors from all over the world. Known for her discerning eye and passion for the arts and culture, Blanch is also a sought-after creative consultant, lending her expertise to major brands including global retailers and luxury brands.

This event is owned and operated by Melbourne Design Week 2020, and proudly promoted by Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival as part of the Independent Program.

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