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Fashion designer Jordan Gogos presents at the Powerhouse Museum for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 | County Leader of St George and Sutherland

For the first time in its 141-year history, the Powerhouse Museum held a show this week as part of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) 2022 in collaboration with fashion brand Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, from Gymea.

As one of the official venues for Sydney’s iconic off-site show, the show took place on May 12 inside Powerhouse Ultimo. The show aligned with the centre’s vision of being Australia’s leading fashion hub.

Greek-Australian designer and former student of St John Bosco Engadine, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos [ISG] “Wearables for the imaginative” was founded by Jordan Gogos in 2019. The brand has been widely praised for its colorful celebration of community and collaboration. With a focus on sustainability and wearable art, the brand celebrates notions of gender fluidity and accessibility.

For the presentation of the AAFW 2022 fashion show, ISG has expanded its collaborative approach. The label has partnered with over 50 individuals and institutions to include architects, musicians, florists and students.

In June 2021, the NSW Government announced an investment of $480-500 million in Powerhouse Ultimo’s transformative renewal with a focus on design and fashion. The renewal will include expanded and renovated exhibition and public spaces to showcase the museum’s significant collection, international exclusives, and programs that support the design and fashion industries.

Natalie Xenita, vice president and general manager, IMG, fashion events and properties, Asia Pacific, said the designer’s return has bolstered Fashion Week‘s reputation as a global launching pad for top emerging creative talent. from Australia.

Gogos, 27, said he was delighted to team up with Powerhouse for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week as Powerhouse Ultimo “moves towards a design and fashion driven future as well as a home for creative practitioners”.

Powerhouse Managing Director Lisa Havilah said she was thrilled to partner with Gogos as her vision aligns with the museum’s renewed focus on design and fashion. “The brand’s celebrated debut at AAFW heralded a crucial new direction for Australian fashion,” she said.

She said Gogos’ collaborative interpretation of the museum’s collection provided a platform to transform the space with uplifting color and creativity.

Afterpay Australian Fashion Week is an IMG event supported by the NSW Government, through its major events and tourism agency, Destination NSW.

Gogos is also a finalist for Channel 7’s Young Achiever Awards as part of the OSMEN Creative Design Award.