Doll House: Stories of Fashion in Miniature

Re-enliven the inspirations, intentions and emotional appeal of garments to celebrate artistry and achievement

About this event

With a scarcity of autobiographical documentation available detailing the experiences of those who designed for, or owned, historical Australian fashion labels, the Miniature fashion garments offer a unique way to combat this absence.

From a series of interviews with Australian designers and those who worked at once famous fashion houses dating back to the 1930s, you will be guided by their memories through digital scrapbooks accessible through the Miniatures.

The experience, created by Tom McEvoy, seeks to re-enliven the inspirations, intentions and emotional appeal of the garments they produced to celebrate their artistry and achievements.

The digital component can be viewed on all devices that are able to scan QR. Please bring headphones to enjoy the optimum experience.



About Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy is a research artist exploring experimental fashion theory in the realm of historical Australian fashion labels. His work focuses on developing ways to connect a digital generation with the lost world of Australian fashion stories deeply embedded in garments. He questions how to fuse identities of the past into those of the present; to enrich self-expression as a form of historical cultural ownership. Tom has explored these ideas through agentive archive presentations for the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Museum Victoria, National Trust and received a Masters scholarship to further his studies at the School of Fashion at RMIT which he is now completing.




Event Details

Workshop pricing includes exhibition entry.


Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 August

Sessions at 10am and 1pm


Como House

Williams Rd &, Lechlade Ave

South Yarra VIC 3141


Adult: $25

Concession: $20

Children (up to 15 years): $7

Family (2 adults & 2 children): $55

National Trust Members

Adult: $20

Concession: $18

Children (up to 15 years): $7

Family (2 adults & 2 children): $50


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