Fashion on Film ACMI, Goethe-Institut & MFW present

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Do you know the name of the person who made your clothes? Filmmaker Jennifer Sharpe assembles an impressive selection of thinkers, retailers and fashion designers to help her uncover the complexities of the modern fashion system and seek a brighter future for the people who make the majority of our clothes.

Sharpe enlists the brilliant Leonardo Bonanni, founder and CEO of Sourcemap, to unravel the amazingly intricate fashion supply chains, with the hope that one day we will know the name of each person who made every piece of well-made clothing.

We follow Canadian designer Laura Siegel as she travels throughout India, finalising the various fabrics and embellishments from expert craftspeople for her forthcoming show at New York Fashion Week. One of a growing number of designers working directly with producers, she impressed her supervisors  at Parsons the New School for Design, including Dean Simon Collins and Assistant Professor Timo Rissanen, who both see Laura’s radical new approach to design and manufacturing as a vital step towards revolutionising the currently unsustainable fashion system.

This screening coincides with FAST FASHION, an exhibition at RMIT Gallery that runs from 21 July – 9 September.

Our screening will be followed by a panel discussion by leading experts in the field of eco fashion. Panellists include designer, consultant and educator Clara Vuletich, Head of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT, Robyn Healy and designer Courtney Holm (A.BCH)