where: Thursday 26th October, 7:00 pm Palace Cinemas Byron Bay
108-110 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
$23.00 AUD Admission
+ $2.00 booking fee = $25.00
*This screening has a Q&A session.
this screening is:
Byron bay premiere screening
Fashion Reimagined Premiere Screening + Q&A
Featuring Alexandra Leeb-Lawton (Founder, Byron School of Fashion) , Cate Coorey (Sustainable Fashion Unit Co-ordinator, Byron College) , Kopal (Founder, Kopal Shop) , Joel and Rachel Cooper (Founders and Creative Directors, Frank And Dollys).
Join us for an exclusive screening of ‘Fashion Reimagined’, tracing Amy’s compelling sustainability journey from field to finished garment. But the experience doesn’t end with the credits. Stay with us post-film for a Q&A session, featuring some of Australia’s leading voices in both fashion and sustainability. Dive deeper into the themes, gain firsthand insights unique to our local landscape, and engage in vibrant discussions about fashion’s sustainable future. A confluence of storytelling and impactful dialogue, book your spot now and be part of the change.
Fashion designer Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl is a rising star in the London fashion scene. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by activist parents, Amy has always felt uneasy about the devastating environmental impact of her industry. When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, which comes with a big cash prize, Amy decides to use the money to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment, and transform her entire business. Over the following three years, her own personal revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger, societal change.
After the film, there will be a special Q&A featuring the below speakers
Alexandra Leeb-Lawton – Founder, Byron School of Fashion
Alexandra Leeb-Lawton is the dedicated founder of Byron School of Fashion, driven by a vision of positive change within the fashion industry. Her academic journey showcases her dedication to fashion and design. With a Degree in Fashion and Industrial Design, a Bachelor of Education specialising in Textiles and Fashion Production and a scholarship for the European Erasmus Program, which took her to Germany and the United Kingdom, she honed her skills. Her educational path culminated in a coveted European Master Craftsman Degree in Couture and Tailoring, reflecting her unwavering commitment. Alexandra’s professional journey includes roles as a fashion designer and costume designer for film and theatre productions, however, it’s her enduring commitment to education that has defined her recent years. Since her relocation from Austria to Australia, she has been entrusted with leadership roles in Design and as Head of Department in Fashion and Styling at both public and private educational institutions. Driven by the desire to create an innovative and eco-conscious educational program, Alexandra embarked on a transformative mission. She aims to inspire a generation of responsible fashion leaders who embrace authenticity and ethical values. In a world where fashion and sustainability are increasingly intertwined, Byron School of Fashion reflects her pragmatic and visionary approach.
Joel & Rachel Cooper – Founders and Creative Directors, Frank And Dollys
Joel and Rachel Cooper are the Founders and Creative Directors of Australian Fashion Label Frank & Dollys. Their focus is creating exceptional garments that embody strong ethics, bold creativity, are environmentally conscious and bring joy to every hand that touches them. This is represented in the brands vision of empowerment through a conscious and colourful fashion experience. Since launching, Frank & Dollys has had a strong and successful partnership with Vogue, Peppermint Magazine, Frankie, Lunch Lady, MYOB and Collective Hub.
Kopal – Founder, Kopal Shop
Kopal is the Founder and Creative Director of her own high end lifestyle brand, Kopal. Combining her love and passion for India and respect for India’s artisans and time honoured techniques, Kopal strives to combine these elements with a timeless design aesthetic for today’s worldly woman.Designer, traveller, and passionate advocate of the sustainability of artisan craft, creative director Kopal is a force. Raised in India, Kopal found inspiration everywhere. From the vibrant urban street hustle, through to the colourful and rich cultural traditions embedded in everyday life. Sparked with a passion for design, she found herself in New York City attending the Fashion Institute of Technology where she honed her skills in design, styling, photography and fabric selection. Finally, after 14 years working in the fashion industry for notable brands like Bottega Veneta, Ralph Lauren, and Converse, she decided to launch her own label, Kopal. Kopla is located in Bangalow where one can fully immerse themselves into our authentic artisanal and sustainable products.
Cate Coorey – Sustainable Fashion Unit Coordinator, Byron College
Cate Coorey loves clothes, sewing, fabric and fashion. She is a vocational trainer and a councillor on Byron Shire Council. Cate also has a background in communications and has worked with environmental, social justice, human rights and international aid issues over many years. Unfortunately, all of these issues converge in the fashion industry, prompting her to develop a course in Sustainable Fashion at Byron Community College, involving local designers who are trying to do fashion better, and teaching students new ways to make clothes that don’t destroy the planet or cause suffering or exploitation.
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