Lecture Screening of "Traceable" and panel discussion

Traceable © Laura Siegel & Clique Pictures

Sun, 03.09.2017


Federation Square
3000 Melbourne

Trace the ways your clothes are made

Traceable (unclassified 15+) is a documentary set against the backdrop of the fast-fashion industry. It attempts to shed light on the increasing disconnect between production and consumption, by focussing on the hands that create a garment. Interviews with traceability experts, intercut with emerging designer Laura Siegel’s journey across India to produce her own collection, the film explores our connection to the communities impacted by the products we consume.

Following the screening will be a panel discussion between Clara Vuletich (sustainability strategist and designer) and Robyn Healy (head of RMIT School for Fashion & Textiles) and Courtney Holm (designer and founder of A.BCH). The panel will be hosted by James Nolen (ACMI).

Clara Vuletich © Clara Vuletich Clara Vuletich is a designer and consultant and has a design PhD in sustainable fashion and textiles with the MISTRA Future Fashion research programme (Sweden/UK). Clara has consulted with brands including H&M, VF. Corporation and David Jones Australia. Clara is currently establishing a consultancy business to work with brands, consumers and organisations on an ethical and circular Australian fashion industry.

Professor Robyn Healy © Monty Coles Professor Robyn Healy is Head of the School of Fashion & Textiles at RMIT University Melbourne. 
Building on her background as a curator for fashion and textiles departments of Australia’s leading institutions, the National Gallery of Victoria and National Gallery of Australia, Healy gained her PhD in 2009 with "Striptease", a project on new possibilities for exhibiting fashion. Healy is Deputy Chair of IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes) an organisation that represents international fashion education institutions, committed to advancing education and research through exchange and collaboration with industry on a global scale.

Courtney Holm © Nathan Stolz Sustainable fashion designer Courtney Holm is the founder of A.BCH, Australia's first fashion label centred on total transparency in an effort to provide honestly engineered designer basics for conscious citizens while sourcing sustainable fibres and advocating local manufacturing. Courtney is passionate about seeing change in the industry for good and ensures that every single A.BCH component has a purpose and a thoroughly considered lifecycle from cradle to grave.

James Nolen © James Nolen Since joining the ACMI Film Programs team in 2007, James Nolen has programmed hundreds of films and retrospectives on a diverse range of subjects. As a niche focus, he has screened a combination of almost-forgotten cinematic gems and all-time Aussie classics. James has been a judge on several film festivals such as the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, and curates the bi-annual film season Fashion on Film.

Traceable Trailer from laurenmgrant on Vimeo.

Presented by ACMI, Goethe-Institut and MSFW.

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Event series: Fast Fashion | Slow Fashion