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Australian fashion designers of the ‘60s-80s

Australian post-war culture took an exciting turn when Prue Acton set up in Flinders lane making clothes for teenagers like herself: cute and fun new fashions that simply weren’t available in the 1950s, when fashion meant grown up glamour for older women, like their mums.

Riding a revolutionary wave that started with Mary Quant in London, Prue opened up new markets and invigorated our staid, conservative world with increasingly high hemlines and bright colours in the latest modern fabrics.

Soon followed by other trailblazers, including Norma Tullo, the House of Merivale and Studibaker Hawk, generations of Australian women discovered locally-made fashion that reflected their Anitipodean lives in a complexity that overseas designers could not.  Please join Nicole Jenkins, fashion historian and author of books Love Vintage and Style is Eternal as she revisits this creative and innovative period in Australian fashion.

Tuesday 18 August, 6.30pm-7.30pm

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Participants will be emailed the link to the session on the day of the event. Suitable for adults and teens 16 and up. Free event and bookings are essential.

Image Credit: 1970s wedding dress by House of Merivale, Photo by Nicole Jenkins, model Clare St Clare.)

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