Founder, Executive and Artistic Director for Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI), Dr Gene Sherman AM will present the SCCI Fashion Hub for 2019, following a sell out debut in 2018. The success of the first year for SCCI marked a significant milestone in the growing influence of the not-for-profit Foundation that aims to educate and inspire through thought provoking Fashion and Architecture events.

The SCCI Fashion Hub 2019 programme includes over 40 stimulating seminars, workshops, symposia, films and teen’s events featuring a beautifully curated line up of local and international guests over 10 days at SCCI, Museum of Sydney, Sydney Living Museums, UTS, AFTRS and the Sydney Jewish Museum.

“SCCI Fashion Hub 2019 aims to deepen and expand upon the previously explored fashion thématique, as well as introducing new fields of inquiry. In the 2019 iteration, additional historical periods will be explored. Geographical spread will be amplified,” Dr Gene Sherman says.

Five headlining international speakers will investigate the transformation of contemporary fashion across geographic and ideological borders. Spanning four continents the keynotes for SCCI Fashion Hub 2019 are established fashion stalwarts.

The opening launch event on Friday 5 April will feature a keynote address by Angelica Cheung, Editor-In-Chief, Vogue China.

From global leaders to Australian household names SCCI explores both the positive and negative views shaping fashion in its evolving complexity.

Fashion Words gathers the brightest minds in fashion media with Edwina McCann Vogue Australia, Angelica Cheung Vogue China, Glynis Traill-Nash The Australian and Sammy Preston Urban List, together with Sydney’s most insightful literary and fashion critics covering topics including Fashioning Protest with Ollie Henderson (House of Riot). Saturday 6 April.

Jewish Fashion Stories travels from Vienna to Sydney, Weimar to Hobart, to explore the impact of Jewish émigrés in developing Australia’s fashion credentials with author Tim Bonyhady, Dr Peter McNeil and Jonathan C.Kaplan. Sunday 7 April.

Art and Fashion gathers leading Australian contemporary artists, sculptors, photographers, writers and jewelry designers including Alex Seton, Gerwyn Davies, Benja Harney with Alison Kubler (VAULT), Michael Zavros (Bulgari Award-winning Artist) and creative couple in conversation Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy (Dinosaur Designs) to explore how artists have enlivened history of fashion and continue to shape its future. Tuesday 9 April.

Two teen workshops titled Fashion-Forward Teens with fashion illustrator Leo Greenfield and Make Up Artist Emma-Lee Court invites tomorrow’s fashionistas to explore the creativity, fun and techniques of fashion illustration and stage makeup. Sunday 14 April.

2019 Fashion Hub is presented in collaboration with four venues: Sydney Living Museums, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the Sydney Jewish Museum. Explore the full programme at http://www.scci.org.au

Source: SCCI