Fashion festival hold film series at the National Wool Museum

Friday, 24 February 2017 9:17 AM Media releases

The National Wool Museum invites fashion enthusiasts to attend the Fibre and Fashion Film series a part of Virgin Australia’s Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).

Three feature films will be screened in March focusing on fibre, wool and changing consumer patterns.

Each movie night will also feature a VAMFF Film Finalist section showing10 short films running for one to two minutes each.

The City’s General Manager Investment & Attraction Brett Luxford said the movies will inspire and provide a deeper understanding of the fashion industry.

Fibre and Fashion Film Series guide:

Patterns of Freedom.
- Australian Premier screening
Leaving with nothing more than a fierce love of their culture and the skills in their hands, generations of indigenous Estonians fled their homeland in 1944 fleeing the brutality of the advancing Russian soldiers. This multi-award winning film focuses on many of those stories of the women who kept that spirit alive through the woven patterns of their ancestors.
When: 1 March, 2017.
Where: National Wool Museum
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Cost: $9 per adult, tickets sold on door.
Concession $7.

Yarn, directed by Una Lorenzen.

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colourful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.
When: 8 March, 2017.
Where: National Wool Museum
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Cost: $9 per adult, tickets sold on door.
Concession $7.

Alex James: Slowing Down Fast Fashion

Alex James, Blur-bassist turned cheesemaker, presents this critical look at the fashion industry, and its enormous human and environmental cost. Far from predicting the apocalypse Slowing Down Fast Fashion seeks to provide solutions. By talking to designers, activists, and high street brands the film shows that there is a wide-ranging and ever-growing thirst for change as consumers start to look at clothes the way they look at food.
When: 15 March, 2017.
Where: National Wool Museum
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Cost: $9 per adult, tickets sold on door.
Concession $7.


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