Even I get a bit bored and unenthused with my current wardrobe of clothes and how I’m dressing, every now and then.
It usually happens at the very end of a season, where I’ve been wearing the same thing (eg. knits, dark coats and jackets) a lot and find myself falling into a rut.
When I feel myself going there, I know I need to make some changes. It might be playing around with different looks and coming up with new outfits from the pieces in my wardrobe, introducing a few new things (more than likely shoes) or I do something that gets the creative juices flowing and inspires me.
That could be catching up with a stylish friend and talking about fashion, watching a film, (like this) flicking through a mountain of Vogues, browsing through Pinterest or Instagram (This is one of my favourite accounts), or going to an exhibition like the one I went to last weekend. 200 Years of Australian Fashion.
The exhibition showcases the works of more than 90 designers over two centuries of fashion design in Australia.
From the seventies onwards it was like a stroll down memory lane – particularly with the music playing throughout. (Which I thought made the exhibition)
As I wandered through it I was reminded what I was doing, wearing and listening to through the various years.
For example, there was one section I walked into, where I immediately was transported to a time when I had just finished school and had started work. The clothes were versions of what I was wearing and the tunes were exactly what I was listening to at the time.
Aside from the flashbacks to my past, I came away feeling inspired and uplifted. The exhibition, particularly through the 70’s and 80’s, was a good reminder of how fun, joyful and expressive fashion and style can be. I concluded that, it might be time to start taking a few more fashion risks…
Without spoiling it for you, this is a little glimpse into the exhibition.
How on earth did women sit down when they wore a bustle?
From Merivale & Mr John. Any Melbournians remember the Collins St. store?
This was one of my favourites. It’s hard to see, but it’s a fabulous knit – with leather sleeves. You need to see it close up to appreciate the work involved.
If you’re at a loose end over Easter, go along. Take a girlfriend and reminiscence about what you wore, what you were listening to, (perhaps who you were dating) and what you were doing, back when…
200 Years of Australian Fashion Ian Potter Centre: NGV, Federation Square.
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