Friday, 30 November 2007



RMIT fashion students give charity donations a new lease of life

WHAT: Launch of Remake-Remix exhibition of garments recreated from second-hand clothes

WHEN: 11am–noon, Tuesday, 4 December, 2007

WHERE: Brotherhood of St Laurence Hunter Gatherer Store, 82A Acland Street, St Kilda

Remake-Remix is an exhibition of garments designed and created by past and present fashion students from RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design, using clothing donated to the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

RMIT students will model some of the garments at the launch. Clothing given a second chance includes:

  • trousers from an airline uniform turned into the billowing sleeves of a jacket
  • layered fluorescent necklaces made from old T-shirts
  • the sleeves of discarded woollies incorporated into contemporary scarves
  • designer dresses and tops created from conservative men’s business shirts

Speakers include:

  • Emer Diviney, Research and Policy Coordinator for Ethical Business at the Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Mick Peel, Program Director RMIT Fashion
  • Five student designers