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A fashion exhibition in four parts

The historic Como House will soon transform into a fashion gallery, showcasing a history of style and design, with the opening of the professionally curated ‘Como Fashion Quarter’ exhibition.

The immersive exhibition, commissioned by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), brings to life the National Trust’s Costume Collection – a unique assortment of everyday clothing and elite fashion spanning the history of European settlement in Victoria.

Four prominent Melbourne-based artists, with a distinctive flair and area of expertise, will each design a quarter of Como House for the exhibition, using striking visual interpretations that fuse the past with the present.

Marc Wasiak is one of Melbourne’s best art directors and fashion stylists, with a remarkable career which has continued to flourish for over 20 years. He boasts extensive experience in high fashion editorial and has worked with some of Australia’s top fashion houses.

Marc said he was thrilled to be working with the National Trust to reimagine its collection in a contemporary setting.

Stuart Walford is a freelance fashion stylist who is fast becoming a household name for his work across editorial, advertising, runway and exhibition platforms over the last eight years. Stuart’s impressive client list includes work with brands such as Disney, Revlon, Amazon, Visa, Victorian Racing Club, as well as some of Australia’s most esteemed fashion publications.

Stuart said his quarter of the exhibition will spotlight the emotional attachment that individuals have towards fashion and the memories they provoke.

Kiri-Una Brito Meumann is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist. Her work often draws inspiration from popular culture and ideas surrounding the female. Australian Vogue describes her as “an influencer who merges luxury fashion with high art aesthetics”.

Thalea Michos-Vellis has been working as a stylist for the last five years focussing mainly on editorials. She enjoys featuring a mix of high end designer garments fresh from the runway, archival pieces and work from emerging local designers.

When: 10am ~ 4pm, from April 6 ~ July 1 2018.
Where: Como House and Gardens – Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, South Yarra 3141 VIC
Ticket: $15.00 (10% discount offered to existing members of National Trust of Australia (Victoria).)
More info: check their website