FAINT magazine hosted it’s first ever exhibition EMERGE, showcasing the work of designers across various creative fields. It was the perfect way to end the working week and start the weekend with the exhibition being held at Higher Ground an industrial creative space in Collingwood, Melbourne. Works on display included fashion, installation art, photography and sculpture all melting together to form EMERGE. Special guest speaker for the evening was renowned fashion designer Jenny Bannister who also had some of her archived work on display. Jenny was the perfect guest speaker for the evening as her enthusiasm for fashion and the arts is so obvious and she speaks with great passion on the subjects.

 

Jenny Bannister guest speaker. As a lover of colour, I thought her outfit was fantastic!

Jenny Bannister guest speaker. As a lover of colour, I thought her outfit was fantastic!

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Jenny Bannister outfits on display

For those of you not familiar with FAINT magazine it celebrates up and coming designers alongside established and international names. It pushes the boundaries and blurs the lines between fashion and art highlighting the avant-garde . FAINT¬†launched initially online in September 2010 by fashion photographer Alexandre Dubois and later in print in November 2011. The evening was held to raise money to print the next issue of FAINT with the entry fee going to the cause. It was a one night only event, however given it’s success I hope they host more events and exhibitions in the future. I would urge you to check out FAINT magazine and snap up a copy when the next issue goes to print.

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Me with good friend and designer Anthony Capon in front of his gown on display

The lighting was great to set the mood and see the works in the exhibition, but not so great for taking photos.

See www.faintmag.com for more details on the magazine.

By Angela Menz