EAST - WEST CHIC TASSA SYMPOSIUM
10AM - 4PM
- When 19 Aug - 19 Aug 2017
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
MON - FRI, 9AM - 5PM
(02) 8936 0684
The continuing exchange between East and West in fashion crosses histories, cultures and societies within Asia, Europe and the Americas. Fabrics, designs and techniques are borrowed and shaped into fashion statements, exoticised and even constructed to represent an image of what one considers socially or politically correct.
The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA) presents five acclaimed speakers, each addressing one aspect of East-West exchange in fashion. Professor Barbara Anday addresses 17th-century dress styles at the court of Malay with Gael Newton focusing on studio photographs of the well-dressed across Southeast Asia. Professor Finnane contextualises the Mao Suit and Claudia Chan Shaw discusses the well-known Chinese qipao dress. Artist Trish Flanagan concludes the symposium discussing examples of East-West Chic in Hong Kong.
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East-West Chic is a symposium organised by TAASA and hosted by UNSW Art & Design.