Nothing elaborate or ostentatious. Just an unpretentious exhibition solely dedicated to the art of socks, held at an unassuming basement venue inconspicuously hidden on the very hippy Flinders Lane. It is a unique display with an unconventional theme, a literally “underground” style, and a hint of unintentional cuteness.
Drawing inspirations from individualized heritage and ordinary objects, the audience is invited to examine the original designs and to explore the stories behind the fancy woven footwear. We see oriental dragon scales, daisy floral prints, geometrical and non-geometrical shapes, repetitive patterns, and animal-inspired stripes and spots. It is fun and unsophisticated, a pure enjoyment of something simple and modest.
The Soxhibition is part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival arts program. It is a beautiful outcome produced as a collaborative effort of some of the most interesting local artists and designers, thanks to The Social Studio and the savagely stylish Soxy Beast.
Fortyfivedownstairs Inc, Basement 45 Flinders lane, Melbourne
7 – 18 March 2017
Tues- Fri, 11 am – 5 pm
Sat, 12 pm – 4 pm
This is a free event