ACMI Fashion on Film | Weaving Shibusa: the story of Japan’s Denim Revival + We Need to Talk about Denim

“Japanese Denim” has come to be known as the highest quality possible, widely considered as the Rolls Royce of denim in the modern age. The Osaka 5, a party of world-renowned vintage denim experts, orchestrated Japan’s denim revival together.

Weaving Shibusa is the story of Japanese craftsmanship and dedication, shown through a love and fascination with denim.

What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. The film reveals an intense, underlying passion that belies any straightforward manufacturing process.

Weaving Shibusa screens with a selection of finalists from the Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival short film competition. 

DURATION: 60 mins COUNTRY: USA DATE: 2016 FORMAT: Colour SUBTITLES: Japanese with English subtitles.

Screening at ACMI until 11 March, 2017. Click for tickets.

Talk: We Need to Talk about Denim

Some of Melbourne’s great retailers in, and wearers of Japanese denim will come together to discuss their love and admiration for these highly prized wardrobe pieces.

Joining Film Programmer James Nolen on the panel will be Chris Pickings (Pickings and Parry), Martin Kirby (Godspeed Store), denim wizard Ant Wicks (Anthill Workshop) and  denim whisperer Nick Hughes (Denham). Click for here for more info and tickets.

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