A wardrobe staple gets its time to shine, and a group of Brisbane creatives get their chance to showcase their creativity. In the former camp, we have the trusty denim jacket. In the latter, 11 locals up-cycle and re-design an item of clothing everyone has.
A collaboration between The Brisbane Collective, SWOP Clothing Exchange and Crowbar, Battle Jackets: An Exhibition of Denim Expression is the end result, with the eclectic mix of designed denim available to both view and purchase. The show takes its name from heavy metal and punk subcultures, but you can expect more than cut-off sleeves and ironed-on patches here. These jackets are works of wearable art.
This one-night-only event isn't just a chance to check out some cool threads — it's also a party. Jud Campbell, Dane Adamo and QMusic award winner Leanne Tennant will provide the sounds for your browsing, and if there was a dress code, you know what it would call for. Here, double denim can only be a good thing.
Image: Bec Todd.