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    FLOCK Festival | FAST FASHION UNDER FIRE: The Internationals Vintage Trunk Show + Sustainability Panel

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    Welcome to an evening of curated and thought provoking fashion. Tonight we take a step away from the world ofΒ fast fashion and step into a world of ethical choices, new waves of fashion design that considers both people and the environment andΒ a glimpse into the circular economy of vintage fashion.

    Join us at 6pm for a glass of vino and an exclusiveΒ vintage trunk show,Β unveiling the privateΒ vintage collection from the late Shirley Strauss, aΒ renowned Melbourne socialite and fashion icon, presented by Philip Boon &Β Sonia Audino of The Internationals Vintage. Philip &Β Sonia will walk us through some key pieces from theΒ collection including garments fromΒ Missoni, GianniΒ Versace,Β Callaghan, PucciΒ &Β Krizia as well as discussing key principles of transeasonal vintage styling.

    At 7pm The Internationals will be joined by international denim designer, Claire Ford, and social enterprise, Fibre Economy, for a round table discussionΒ around sustainability across the fashion sector, providing insights on current and best practice within the industryΒ and alsoΒ inspireΒ us onΒ how we canΒ make a difference by what we buy and wear.

    This is a free event. Please register online andΒ arrive early to secure your seat.

    Light refreshments will also be available to purchase on the evening and the full Internationals Collection will be available to try on and purchase on the night.


    The Internationals Vintage

    Founded by Philip Boon and Sonia Audino, 'The Internationals' is a vintage emporium of designer garments, archive apparel and rare and collectible pieces from private collections sourced internationally and across Australia.Β With the belief that 'vintage is the future' the pair embark on a mission to 'add nothing new into the environment' and showcase their unique collection of vintage piecesΒ garnered from some of the world's most renowned fashion houses.

    Claire Ford

    Claire Ford is an international design and trend consultant specialising in denim and sustainability within the fashion sector. Hailing from London but now a proud West Aussie, Claire'sΒ portfolio includes Australian brands such as Outland Denim, who are considered one of the world's most ethical and sustainable denim brands, Ena Pelly &Β Forever New,Β along with international brands such as Reiss and All Saints. Claire works with production houses in Turkey, Cambodia and Europe and brings a wealth of knowledge on current best practice in sustainabilityΒ and the future of ethicalΒ fashion production.

    Fibre Economy

    Fibre Economy is a social enterprise working towards a world without textile waste. Recognising the great need for a shift towards circular systems across all industries, they aim to capture the untapped value in discarded resources. By working with organisations that employ those at-risk, Fibre EconomyΒ gives unwanted workwear a second life.

    About our Host:Β Cara Phillips

    Cara Phillips is an actor, director, writer and presenter. She has worked in theatre, film and TV, in Australia and in China. Currently she works as a Senior Lecturer in film, as well as facilitating creativity workshops as an arts therapist. Cara has a keen interest in people's stories and experience and is delighted to explore the stories of our amazing artists and host the fireside chats at Flock Festival.


    This event is part ofΒ FLOCK FESTIVAL, a 31 day showcase of WA Creativity &Β Culture in October 2022 in celebration of Pigeonhole's 15th Anniversary.Β PIGEONHOLEΒ is a retail store established in Perth in 2007 celebrating friendship and curating beautiful things that bring joy to you and those you love. For updates on FlockΒ Festival 2022 followΒ us atΒ @pigeonholeperth.


    Special thanks to our partners


    Flock Festival +Β PigeonholeΒ acknowledge the Nyoongar Whadjuk people as the traditional custodians of this land.Β We wish to acknowledge the strength of their continuing culture and offer our respects to Elders past and present. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and we recognise their strong enduring connection to land and culture. Always was. Always will be.

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