Each year fashion designers redefine the mood of contemporary fashion through their seasonal collections. A selection of outfits representing this yearís most influential designers and trends will be announced at the Grand Marnier/Powerhouse Museum Fashion of the Year event on Wednesday, 27 November at the Powerhouse Museum.
Selected by a panel comprising Australiaís top fashion commentators and the Museumís fashion and dress curators, the selection is drawn from the 2002 international and Australian ready-to-wear collections. Following the announcement, the outfits will go on public display at the Powerhouse Museum and then enter the Museumís permanent collection.
Powerhouse Museum curator Glynis Jones commented: "This yearís selection has a casual mood and ranges from global travelers and ethereal wistful flower child dresses to frayed and faded denim and 70s Australian surf culture."
The Museum holds one of the largest and most diverse collections of fashion and dress in Australia. The annual Grand Marnier/Powerhouse Museum Fashion of the Year program ensures this collection is updated with a well-considered selection of contemporary fashion.
Fashion of the Year has been running for over a decade. Since 1998, the Naming Rights sponsorship of Grand Marnier has helped to ensure the Museum is able to continue acquiring the best in contemporary fashion.
This yearís selection panel included Alison Veness-McGourty, Editor and Jane Roarty, Fashion Director, Harperís Bazaar; Kirstie Clements, Editor and Gabriele Mihajlovski, Fashion Director, Vogue Australia; Jane de Teliga, Fashion and Style Director, The Australian Womenís Weekly; Jennifer Sanders, Deputy Director and Glynis Jones, Curator, Powerhouse Museum.