“We’re not fast fashion or the type of high fashion label that can do the normal runways. A block party is more us,” Andrea says. “A lot of the time we’re always asking people for money, with this we want to say: come and have fun on us.”
Suzan Dlouhy, a young designer from Canberra, moved to Melbourne seven months ago. She credits the Studio with connecting her to its network of like-minded fashion industry people. Sustainable, thoughtful fashion and working with recycled materials interests her, and she turned up at The Social Studio because their business model reflected those values. Subsequently, when The Social Studio needed a part-time teacher for the Certificate III course to fill a maternity leave position, Suzan was quick to be involved.
(Read more at Red Magpie)