Velvet to Vinyl fashion parade: 150 years of Australian Women's Fashion

This is an archived copy of an event that has already passed. It is online for informational purposes only.
  • Date:
  • Location: Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy 4563 Queensland

Lime green pantsuits and crocheted jumpsuits are back

If you feel brave enough to wear a 1970's lime green pantsuit or an apricot crocheted jumpsuit on the catwalk, the Butter Factory Arts Centre would like to hear from you.

The Cooroy-based Arts Centre is looking for models of all shapes and sizes to be part of a fun fashion show to officially open their latest exhibition. They will host the vintage fashion parade on the evening of Saturday 11 July showcasing Linda Silborn's private collection.

So for one night only flares, lime green pantsuits and apricot crocheted jumpsuits are back in fashion.

Linda has been collecting for 25 years and estimates her extensive collection could easily outfit 500 people across 15 eras of fashion ranging from 1812 to 1980.

"When I do these shows people, particularly the younger set, look at the psychedelic flared pantsuits from the 70's, with very wide eyes," Ms Silborn said.

"I talk the audience through the show relating stories about the social, economic, military or technological trends and events of the era and the models wander among the audience.

"I also talk about how what women wear reflects their role and place in society -- in terms of how they are seen, and how they see themselves," she said.

The Butter Factory Arts Centre's workshop coordinator Tricia Dobson is hoping to hear from people interested in being part of the fashion show.

"No experience is necessary, just a sense of fun and getting into the spirit of the evening," Ms Dobson said.

If you are interested in being part of the fashion show, contact Tricia Dobson at the Butter Factory on 5472 0222.

The fashion show, which starts at 6pm, is free and everyone is welcome.

The Velvet to Vinyl exhibition is on show until 21 July and the Butter Factory Arts Centre is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

Also showing at the Butter Factory at the moment is the RADF (Regional Arts Development Fund) exhibition showcasing projects and artists funded in recent years.

The exhibition demonstrates the diverse range of RADF funded activities, and highlights the arts outcomes, cultural development and community benefits the program brings to the region.

RADF is a local and state government partnership program supporting employment and professional development of artists living in regional Queensland.

What: Velvet to Vinyl fashion parade: 150 years of Australian Women's Fashion
When: 6pm Saturday 11 July -- Exhibition is open 2 to 21 July
Where: The Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Map Location ( get directions )

Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy

All Sunshine Coast events, gigs, functions etc... onsite are correct as per information provided at time of uploading, please always verify times or dates directly with the venues to avoid disappointment.