Centre for Style
in collaboration with Anna-Sophie Berger; Burkhard Beschow & Anne Fellner; Max Brand; Rare Candy with Alden Epp, Spencer Lai, Natasha Madden, Misty Pollen, Ander Rennick & Amber Wright; Susan Cianciolo; Marlie Mul; Liam Osborne; H.B. Peace & Kate Meakin; Joshua Petherick; Lin May Saeed; Eirik Sæther

Founded in 2013 in Melbourne, AU

Centre for Style is both an internationally touring format and a physical space in Melbourne run by Matthew Linde. Its ephemeral arrangements and gatherings mix haphazard, DIY nonchalance with a large, shifting cast of people—including fashion designers who do not produce traditional collection-based lines and artists who might craft spontaneous, off-brand clothing or props. True to its deconstructive take on fashion and conventions of style, Centre for Style’s new work is an abstracted, chaotic fashion runway-turned-backstage. Filled with detritus and collateral remains, the project foregrounds the invisible, at times messy rituals of event-based mise-en-scènes, reminding us that fashion produces not only clothes but also communities.

List of works

Dress Rehearsal, 2016

In collaboration with Anna-Sophie Berger; Burkhard Beschow & Anne Fellner; Max Brand; Rare Candy mit with Alden Epp, Spencer Lai, Natasha Madden, Misty Pollen, Ander Rennick & Amber Wright; Susan Cianciolo; Marlie Mul; Liam Osborne; H.B. Peace & Kate Meakin; Joshua Petherick; Lin May Saeed; Eirik Sæther

Mixed media

Courtesy Centre for Style, Anna-Sophie Berger; Burkhard Beschow & Anne Fellner; Max Brand; Rare Candy mit with Alden Epp, Spencer Lai, Natasha Madden, Misty Pollen, Ander Rennick & Amber Wright; Susan Cianciolo; Marlie Mul; Liam Osborne; H.B. Peace & Kate Meakin; Joshua Petherick; Lin May Saeed; Eirik Sæther