The technical drawing of AVA students’ wearable artwork.


The aesthetically designed outfit on the model looks like an ordinary dress, yet it can be transformed into a tent (left) that provides shelter.


Date: 04 Nov 2015 (Wednesday)


Visual Arts students’ wearable work featured at exhibition in Australia


A wearable artwork of three students from the Academy of Visual Arts is now on display in an exhibition entitled “Wear Next” at a leading gallery in Queensland, Australia. The artwork was also highlighted in the Australian magazine U On Sunday on 4 October 2015.

Year three students Stacey Chan, Doris Li and Lamothy Kwok produced a dress which can be transformed into a tent. Their creation entitled Without Fear - The Umbrella Movement was designed with protesters of last year’s “occupy movement” in mind. The aesthetic and functional dress stands out for its ability to transform and the co-curator of the exhibition described it as “a James Bond kind of dress”.

The students said that the dress is not only an outfit, but also designed to keep the protesters safe. The back of the garment conceals a folded umbrella, designed like a protective shelter. Made with waterproof fabric, the dress can be transformed into a shelter – a tent – that enables the wearer to rest.

The “Wear Next” exhibition is on display until 7 November at the Artisan Gallery, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia.

浸大視覺藝術院三位同學設計的穿戴藝術作品,現正於澳洲昆士蘭著名畫廊舉行的「Wear Next」展覽中展出。澳洲雜誌《U On Sunday》亦在10月4日報道有關作品。

三年級的陳樂珩、李德蓉和郭子藍同學,創作了一件可以轉換成帳篷的裙子,名為「毫不畏懼──雨傘運動」,創作意念來自去年佔領行動的示威人士。這件具美感且有變形功能的裙子,獲得「Wear Next」的聯合策展人形容為「類似占士邦的裙子」。


「Wear Next」展覽於澳洲昆士蘭布里斯本唐人街Artisan Gallery舉行,展期至11月7日。