PICA is the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. ‘The annual PICA Salon is a contemporary reworking of the traditional Salon, the official exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris that showed the works of pre-eminent painters of the day.’ Curated by Leigh Robb and Nadia Johnson, this year’s Salon titled ‘Epic Narratives’, features works by 19 local and national artists. The exhibition consists of entirely new works by the artists. The curators described that the word ‘epic’ brings to mind the extreme explorations during the early 20th century and also the adventurers who underwent the journeys. This year, the artists embraced the ‘concept of storytelling to articulate the politics of identity and communicate ideas about history, place and travel.’
‘Epic Narratives’ is a really great opportunity to see the amazing talent of some of Australia’s best artists. This isn’t one to be missed.
The exhibition runs from 5 July – 16 August 2015.
PICA: Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Northbridge 6003.
Elli with George
Elli Del Borrello is the designer of Perth-based fashion label BrandE. I really love the concept behind the brand. I visited her recently where we had a little play around with her favourite wardrobe picks…
> Please tell us about BrandE…
BrandE The Label produces a small and exclusive range of leather and organic cotton basics.
The idea behind starting my business stemmed from wanting to be able to produce a top quality leather range that has everyone’s favourite wardrobe staples at affordable prices.
Featuring BrandE’s Lambskin Stretch Leather Pants & Organic Cotton Tee
> Who are some of your favourite designers?
I have a lot of favourite designers, but at the moment my favourites would have to be Rick Owens, Acne and Proenza Schouler.
Featuring BrandE Silent Backpack & Stingray Clutch
> Your top 5 favourite pieces in your wardrobe are…
BrandE Leather Pants
Proenza Schouler Bag
Golden Goose Leopard Sneakers
Simone Rocha Black Marabou Trimmed Jumper
BrandE Moto Biker Jacket
Featuring BrandE’s Leather Crop
> What’s on your winter wishlist at the moment?
My eyes are on the new Valentino Rock Stud Messenger Bag, it’s to die for!
BrandE Autumn/Winter 2015 Campaign
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Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto knit, ShopGoh ruffle neck shirt, Comme des Garçons culottes, Chanel bag and Marséll boots
Photos by Part Blue Photography
This long Y’s knit is such a cool piece, albeit difficult to style – this is the only way I know how to style it…for now anyway. I’ll have to have a play around to find different ways!