My favourite room, was this incredible space put together by Collette and it was mesmerising. A kaleidoscope of colour inspiration and design. Actually it was a bit like being inside a kaleidoscope. I could have stayed in there all day. I might try and get back just to spend more time in here.
There were so many fascinating glimpses into design and production.
Even if you didn't really like the colour, like this chartreuse section, it was transfixing. So much detail, so much to absorb.
"I am inspired by colour, art, flowers, landscapes and details from vintage clothes or antique bric-a-brac. Travelling has always been a great influence too. I sketch with fabrics in mind and develop inspiration boards alongside my draping." Collette Dinnigan
|There were glimpses of Paris everywhere..|
It was amazing to see the inspiration, the imagining
and then see it take final form in the next room.
|Desert Poppies tie neck top and skirt|
Resort 2014 and 2012
|Desert Poppies outfit 2013|
One room highlighted spinning metallic disco ball dresses. Often worn on the red carpet by the rich and famous.
The main room had 4 or 5 exhibits with many dresses on each. There are perfectly polished mirrors top and bottom so you can see the dresses from every angle.
|Ballerina Belle evening dress|
So much gorgeousness. This dress was designed to look like shimmering snowflakes after Colette read Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen to her daughter.
|River Snowflakes dress|
|Crystal Tulips dress|
Like any fashion show the exhibition ended with a display of bridal gowns.
|The lighting made it look much more peach in my photo.|
It wasn't. It's still gorgeous though.
|The real colour|
There's also a fabulous hands on section where you can use beautiful papers to make your own designs. It's a fabulous exhibition. If you're anywhere near Sydney before August get along to see it. Otherwise here are some great youtube highlights.
Powerhouse Museum Sydney
Daily until August 28 2016 (UPDATE! Unlaced extended to 29/1/17)
Adult $15/ Concession $8/ Children Free
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