Design Catwalk
Center for Style . Emerging and experimental fashion practice

Anne Karine Thorbjornsen

Centre for Style is an exhibition space and shop in Melbourne. About themselves at Center for Style they say: “We showcase and stock emerging and experimental fashion practice. The Centre floats between disciplines, teetering on both retail and gallery we host a program that engages new modes of fashion production and consumption.
Matthew Linde is it’s the curator and director uses the fashion system as his topic as a curator and as an artist to show us all an exceptionally refreshing way of looking at the industry. You can browse at the Tumblr-September Issue and the Rag section to get more information about his curation work.
Miles away from the elitism, vulgarity and extravagance which is all too often accepted and not challenged within the fashion world, Linde breaks down the way we look at clothes into its raw and democratic simplicity. We all get dressed in the morning, and everyone of us possesses an individual style.

This investigation into how characters express themselves through garments and championing the most underground and progressive thinking young fashion designers around such as Martine Rose, Eckhaus Latta, Nhu Duong, Anna-Sophie Berger (“a little hat with a ribbon is what makes the spring”) and more, Linde is doing wonders in observing how fashion is changing and honestly creating something inherently optimistic for us to think and act by. Rather than accept the language of fashion as being an inescapably consumerist and capitalistic arena his performances and exhibitions show us the possibilities of how fun and creative fashion can be outside our accepted expectations of it.

quoted from the presentation at sang bleu Contemporary Art and Practice.

juliana de nicola. Senior Fashion and Art Editor
Juliana is an italian-austrian artist and designer. After academical art-studies and fashion Ba she started working as a free-lance in fashion business covering different roles to feed her curiosity, while her personal projects are growing out of her mouth and ears restless. She was born in Vienna in the past century, loves her savage dogs, lives now in Florence, and travels every time she can.





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