AC Arts students go retro with Fifties fashion for History Week

1950sTAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) Diploma of Costume for Performance students rewind to the fifties as part of SA History Week on Wednesday 26 May.

Inspired by vintage magazine and 1950s films, the AC Arts students will parade their bespoke fifties garments at the Norwood Town Hall at 11.00am during the ‘From Cupcakes to Fashion 1950s’ morning tea. Leading Adelaide costume designer, Kerry Reid will be MC for the parade.

As part of their ‘Make Costumes’ unit, the savvy AC Arts students have crafted swing skirts and gloves, and embraced Dior’s ‘New Look’ to bring the golden era to Adelaide.

“AC Arts costume construction students have really enjoyed this unique opportunity to showcase their skills,” Costume Construction Lecturer, Jenny Ramos commented.

“The students – from first to third year – have applied the techniques in patternmaking and construction they have learnt in the classroom and during productions with their research of 1950s clothing and fabrics, to create what will be seen on the day.”

In addition, AC Arts Artistic Director, Christie Anthoney, will be launching the ‘Art of Performance’ display at the Norwood Town Hall on Thursday 27 May at a 6.00pm.

The display incorporates period costumes made by Diploma of Costume for Performance graduates during their time at AC Arts, as well as costumes from the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Performing Arts Collection.

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