Spotlight on: Prue Acton

Join Nicole Jenkins for an illustrated look at fashion designer, Prue Acton.

Image courtesy Nicole Jenkins.
Image courtesy Nicole Jenkins.

The ‘Golden Girl of Australian Fashion’, Prue Acton was at the forefront of our own fashion youth quake in the 1960s, creating bright and exciting clothing for women.

In 1964, Prue was the first Australian designer to create a mini skirt, and later introduced popular trends including ‘Rich Hippy’ romanticism, and bohemian fashions. Over three decades she created corporate uniforms, licensed her designs overseas, produced cosmetics and won many awards.

Prue’s design philosophy was to ‘celebrate women as individual, powerful, sensual, sexual and in touch with the land, the world and herself’. A strong environmentalist, artist and textile designer, Prue also incorporated native colours and textures into her designs.

Join fashion historian and author Nicole Jenkins for an illustrated look at the innovation and style of one of Australia’s most significant designers.

Suitable for ages 13 and up. Free event and bookings required. Particpants will be sent a link upon registration.

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