BANSHU-ORI Fashion Exhibition and Launch Night
19 September 2016 7:00 am - 30 September 2016 6:00 pm
QV1 Lobby - West 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
QV1, the Department of State Development (DSD) and Department Of Culture And The Arts (DCA) invite you to celebrate the 2016 Banshu-Ori, an exhibition of the collections created by the participants of the 2016 WA - Hyogo Banshu - Ori Fashion Textile Program.
The Banshu - Ori exhibition will be in place at QV1 from 19th - 30th September with the launch event taking place on the ground floor of QV1 from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The launch event is by invitation only and will include drinks and canapes for guests. QV1 have 35 places available for tenants to attend the launch night and support WA's emerging designers. Please click register to reserve your place for the event.
The Banshu Fashion Textile Program
The Banshu Fashion Textile Program (BFTP) was an initiative developed as a cross Government collaboration between Department of State Development (DSD) and Department Of Culture And The Arts (DCA), in 2010.
This initiative began as collaborations with graduates from Fashion/Design schools and universities in Perth, WA in 2011 as part of the 30th anniversary of sister-state relationship between Hyogo Prefecture and Western Australia. Full support has been given by; the state government from both WA and Japan, the WA Premier, design schools, graduates and professional designers.
The Program was designed to assist Western Australian fashion design graduates to gain access to the international professional fashion design industry through access to the Banshu textile industry in Hyogo, Japan. Being one of the world’s highest standards of textile producers, Japan is one that influences many of our designers. WA and Australia should be learning its trade from the best.
Graduating students from fashion and design schools around Western Australia are invited to submit an original fabric design to the competition. From the submissions a panel of some of WA’s, leading, professional designers along with The Japanese Textile Stakeholders select 3 final applications to represent WA on a collaboration and exchange for a 5-day program in Japan, a guided tour to Hyogo Prefecture and it’s textile industry.
The Banshu Fashion Textile Program is a collaborative project involving, Japanese textile manufacturers; including Ozawa Textile Co Ltd. and Naigai OrimonoTextile Co., graduate and emerging WA designers. This program provides WA Fashion and Textile graduates with an opportunity to interact with high profile established designers and collaborate with the traditional BANSHU textile industry to design and create their own original textile cloth.