Earlier this year Melbourne-based artist and RMIT Fashion graduate Matthew Linde launched the Centre for Style as a means of promoting new and experimental fashion design, with a particular focus on recent graduates, emerging brands, capsule collections, and one-off artisanal items.
In addition to the retail space, the Centre for Style is also a space for engaging with the wide world of experimental fashion design through different events such as salon shows, launches, and talks from practitioners involved in and around fashion.
According to Linde, “It is, as the title suggests, a quasi-institution. A hub that aims to excite the public on the possibilities of the fashion and the way it’s consumed.”
For their most recent project, the Centre for Style has joined forces with the Collingwood-based independent arts organization Bus Projects to present a showcase of pieces from the Centre for Style fashion store.
The “Arcades” exhibition includes pieces by some of the most innovative Australian and international fashion labels including Aftrs/D&K (Australia), Anna-Sophie Berger (Austria), Anne Karine Thorbjornsen (Norway), Balmung (Japan), H.B. Peace (Australia), Julien Ceccaldi (Canada), Nhu Duong (Sweden/Germany), Pageant (Australia), Rare Candy (Australia), and Shi Jen (Taiwan).
To mark the end of the “Arcades” exhibition on December 20, Bus Projects will host an exciting closing celebration from 6-9pm, featuring performance works by Aftrs/D&K, Anna-Sophie Berger, Article, F de C.
For more information visit the Bus Projects website here.