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FASHFEST gets Hyper Real at the NGA pop up parade

On 23 September FASHFEST is transforming the National Gallery of Australia’s foyer into a runway of Hyper Real-inspired clothing by some of this year’s most innovative designers.

FASHFEST model wearing designs by Karen Lee.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

FASHFEST Vs Hyper Real sees Canberra’s biggest fashion event FASHFEST draw inspiration from the weird, wonderful and uncanny artworks in the NGA’s upcoming summer blockbuster, Hyper Real, in a pop up parade. It is also a sneak peek to what FASHFEST will roll out this year on the red-carpet from 28 to 30 September.

Opening 20 October, Hyper Real charts the evolution of hyperreal sculpture since the early 1970s through a jaw-dropping display of renderings of the human form in sculpture, video, digital art, virtual reality and bio-art. The exhibition magnifies the traditional understanding of hyperrealism beyond the illusion of ultra-realistic human skin by inviting visitors to experience digital simulations, online existence, and virtual reality.

FASHFEST is a stunning three-day fashion experience, cultivating modern, emerging and established fashion design and creative talent on Australia’s capital stage for all the world to see.

The FASHFEST vs Hyper Real pop up event will turn the NGA’s escalators into two towering runways. At least six fashion designers will explore Hyper Real’s representation of humanity amplified, sending out models dressed in an eclectic range of fashion, including massive hand-stitched gowns and colourful pieces commanding attention.

FASHFEST vs Hyper Real fashion pop up at the NGA begins 1pm on 23 September. It’s free but registrations are a must with capacity limited to 100 people. Register via nga.gov.au/calendar or click here.

FASHFEST 2017 at the National Convention Centre, 28 to 30 September, with two shows a night. www.fashfest.com.au

Hyper Real opens 20 October until 18 February. Tickets available via Ticketek.

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