From the simple to the stunning, Love is: Australian Wedding Fashion features more than 50 wedding outfits plus accessories covering nearly 200 years of Australian weddings. The exhibition includes Australia’s first surviving wedding dress from 1822, gold rush fashions, elegant 1920s gowns, unconventional sixties styles and spectacular contemporary designer fashion, as well as garments reflecting Australia’s culturally diverse communities. Memorabilia, photographs and letters reveal the stories and traditions behind the outfits within the context of the social, economic and political changes in Australian society. The exhibition showcases examples of exquisite contemporary gowns from well-known Australians at the vanguard of international wedding fashion.
Make your visit to Love Is a special occasion and enjoy a luxurious high tea with a glass of sparkling, ribbon sandwiches, freshly baked scones, handcrafted pastries and tea and coffee. Champagne upgrades are available.
Please note that High Tea products contain gluten and may contain nuts. Please advise us when booking of any dietary requirements.
Monday to Friday: 11.00 am – 12:30 pm Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 am – 12:30 pm and 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
On now until 22 April 2018
Catalysts and Creators: The 10th Australian Fashion Laureate
The Australian Fashion Laureate award recognises outstanding achievement within the Australian Fashion industry, honouring the creative and intellectual achievements of individuals and brands in Australian fashion.
To celebrate the 10th Australian Fashion Laureate the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and IMG Fashion present Catalysts and Creators, a display featuring the accomplishments of past recipients of the industry’s highest accolade. Over the past ten years, winners have included internationally renowned local designers and important icons of the Australian fashion industry.
The display features iconic works from each of the past Laureate recipients and the Award winner for 2017, to be announced on November 9th. Previous winners include Akira Isogawa, Carla Zampatti, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson of Brisbane-based label Easton Pearson, Simon P Lock, Collette Dinnigan, Jenny Kee, Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, Nancy Pilcher and Toni Maticevski.
10 November 2017 – 11 March 2018, 10am – 5pm
For more info on the above events, visit: MAAS