research & writing

The Hollywood effect : a comparative study of costume in Australia and the Proposition

By Madeline Taylor and Tiziana Ferrero-Regis

This paper compares costuming practices in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia (2008) and John Hillcoat’s The Proposition (2005) and argues that high production values, such as in the blockbuster Australia, are not neutral mechanisms of production, but powerful prescriptive elements which do not result in a successful representation of cultural specificity.

Geometric fashion | Creative Cluster

By Kiara Bulley

Master’s fashion student Kiara Bulley joins the QUT Creative Industries QUT Fashion Week conversation to tell us about ‘geometric fashion’

The story of … the supermodel

Women, fashion, and glamour are synonymous in the modern era – but in the mid to late 1980s this association intensified into one distinct cultural icon: the supermodel.

World Scenography Project

Madeline Taylor | Australian Regional Editor

Papers | Bianca Bulley

By Bianca Bulley

On the Irresistability of the Petty Bourgeoise

Unveiling the Cultural Body

Soulful Clothes

The stitchery collective position paper

By Kath Horton

This paper introduces ‘the stitchery collective’ – a fashion based artist-run-initiative. First the paper overviews the collective’s broad mission (to use fashion for good) and outlines its operational status. It closes with a brief reflection on how ‘the stitchery collective’ can be seen to contribute to, or align with, the field known as with social innovation.

See it, Love it, Make it.

By Anna Hickey

The stitchery collective are exploring meaningful community engagement and allowing access to the typically exclusive fashion industry.