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Coming soon:
All Fur Coat & No Knickers by Eirian Chapman


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All Fur Coat & No KnickersOpening Sat Feb 24 1, 2–5pmLamington Drive
Eirian ChapmanExhibition runs52 Budd St
-Fri Feb 23 – Sat Mar 9Collingwood 3066

Announcing All Fur Coat & No Knickers, an exhibition of fashion illustrations and textile art by Eirian Chapman, presented as part of the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Independent Programme.“You can never be over dressed or over educated.”
- Oscar Wilde
All Fur Coat & No Knickers explores the joy of dressing up and the individualism of style. This exhibition showcases a year’s worth of fashion drawings, highlighting the clothing choices we make to express our personality.A combination of fashion illustration and textile art by artist Eirian Chapman explores how cloth interacts with the body and the message we give out to the world. Inspired by the late 90’s early 00’s Japanese street style magazine Fruits, Eirian explores street style through her fashionable friends and people she admires on Instagram. The illustrated who’s who of Melbourne’s most stylish folk. Dress up for the opening and the best outfit will get their own portrait drawn by Eirian!Eirian’s illustration style emphasises the character of the person wearing the clothes. She uses spontaneous pencil mark making on paper to show movement and the joy of pattern and texture. Alongside the drawings on paper will hang brightly painted linen canvases transformed into wearable clothing. The painting’s once flat planes and hard edges become soft and three dimensional as they shift their symbolic meaning into wearable talismans.Eirian Chapman is an illustrator, designer and a lover of clothing and style. She creates colourful graphic works for advertising, editorial, digital, retail and public spaces. Primarily a digital artist, Eirian also works in paint, pencils and fabric. Her work is inspired by Australian biodiversity, fashion, pop culture and mythology. She likes to explore conceptual and humorous themes through bold colour and graphic shapes.Key dates:
Afternoon opening reception:
Sat Feb 24 , 2—5pm
Sponsored by PayPal Melbourne Fashion Week and Molly Rose Brewing
Exhibtion runs:
Exhibition runs 23 Feb – Mar 9, 2024.
Street Style Fashion Illustration Workshops:
1) Sat Feb 2, 2–4pm
2) Sat Mar 9, 2-4pm
More info and bookings via MFF


Gallery hours and locationWed to Fri, 11am to 6pm & Sat Midday to 5pm.
52 Budd Street, Collingwood 3066
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