Urban Flâneur: Fashion Reimagines the City

The Exchange Exhibition Program

Opening Event:  
September 4, 2018
5:00 - 8:00pm

Exhibition dates: 
September 4 - 17, 2018


Urban Flâneur: Fashion Reimagines the City is an exhibition of site-responsive fashion design that highlights relationships between fashion and flâneurie in urban memory and imagination; by walking the city and studying its inhabitants, the designers celebrate the vibrancy and flux of this area and its community.

The exhibition documents a live fashion event that responds to the culture and environment of Victoria Harbour, Docklands. Runway footage is accompanied by fashion photography, a selection of innovative garments, unique soundscapes, and images of the places that inspired the work. Exhibition attendees are encouraged to follow in these designers’ footsteps using a map of key sites around Victoria Harbour and instructions for a dérive. By becoming flâneurs, we can all experience and appreciate the city in a different way.


From 31 August to 7 September, Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) takes over the city with over 150 events celebrating Melbourne’s world-renowned fashion scene. The week kicks off with a huge opening weekend, which features Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out, then continues with runways featuring the country’s top labels, workshops, talks, parties, exhibitions, films, and free fashion experiences all week long.


Image by Tobias Titz. Garment Design by RMIT University Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) 3rd year student Nadya Disa Kusumo

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About The Exchange

Open your mind to an exchange of ideas…

Knowledge Market is a creative hub for sharing ideas. Since its inception in 2016, it has hosted inspirational mentors and facilitators and fostered many new creative projects and partnerships.

The next phase in the evolution of this innovation space is The Exchange at Knowledge Market, an exciting collaboration between Lendlease and RMIT University.

The Exchange at Knowledge Market will explore the concept of community and new ways of understanding the shared urban environment through a curated series of public workshops, exhibitions, forums and community events.

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