On August 14th 2018, Parlour X hosted the winner of 2018 International Woolmark Prize through an informative and insightful industry panel discussion.
Indian-based designer Ruchika Sachdeva joined Woolmark judge Eva Galambos and guest speakers Clare Press, Sustainability Editor of Vogue Australia and Glynis Traill Nash, Fashion Editor of The Australian to challenge opinions on sustainability, share insight on the importance of provenance, how garments are made and elicit awareness on environmentally friendly design practices to a compelled industry audience of seventy guests.
Breaking down how the Bodice Studio collection is made in collaboration with local artisans, hand loomers and hand weavers from the Himalayas and local villages in India, Ruchika described the innovative and indigenous design practices employed which include the up-cycling of existing cloth, the artisanal development of unique fabrics and the repurposing of materials such as coconut shells among the many sustainable sources.
Eminent Danish furniture company, Great Dane collaborated with Parlour X in a considered design pop-up which seated all guests in Scandinavian, environmentally conscious collections from their new showroom located on Oxford St, Paddington.
About Bodice Studio
Representing India, the designer behind Bodice Studio has addressed the issue of consumer waste in fashion by taking an unconventional approach to traditional production and design techniques. Designer Ruchika Sachdeva collaborates with local Indian artisans to produce quality garments with a holistic approach. Honouring Australian Merino wool and the artisans of her country, the Bodice Studio collection is available to Australian consumers for the first time through Parlour X boutique in Paddington and nationally through parlourx.com.
“While I am surrounded by established luxury brands, I always have an eye on exciting new rising designers, and there are so many promising young creative forces emerging in the local and international arena. I look forward to helping many fulfil their promise.” – Eva Galambos