This month, Mode and Mode participated in the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair. Our editor, Laura Gardner presented in the symposium Graphic Fashion.
‘Graphic Fashion’ looked at intersections between fashion and graphic design, from the margins to the mainstream. Independent publishers are leveraging their graphic design expertise to make fashion merchandise and capsule collections, as well as launching fashion labels, while experimental fashion designers are making publications that contribute as much to fashion discourse as do their garments. Speakers included Femke de Vries (Amsterdam), i-D Magazine (Australia), Tunica (New York, Paris & Mexico City), and Girls Like Us (Berlin), with moderation by Dr. Ricarda Bigolin.