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Curated | Work Shop

03 Jul 2017

Curated | Work Shop is a limited-time, live studio residency and evolving collaboration between three rising labels within the Emporium. Presented by the Council of Textile & Fashion's (CTF) Curated.


Behind every garment lies an incredible history and a complex process that few consider before they buy. Although more people are asking where their clothes came from, the complexity is difficult to visualise when the shopper’s experience is often so one dimensional. That is why, for a limited time, Emporium Melbourne’s prestigious shopping centre in the heart of the city, will host its first live studio residency for three rising local designers thanks to a collaboration with CTF Curated.


Introducing Work Shop, a space that’s part show room, part working studio. Three labels selected from the Curated group, A.BCH, Scott Benedictine and MNDATORY will occupy a traditional retail space with a subversive approach from July 3rd - August 1st. Work Shop allows passers-by and enthusiasts alike to experience the behind-the-scenes processes of a fashion house, from conception to development to construction and presentation.


Work Shop visitors can expect a visual cascade of meticulous and harmonious creation, at a refreshing pace that both educates and inspires. The Council of Textile & Fashion launched Curated in March 2017, bringing Australia’s premier emerging labels into one space to meet, connect and provide a shopping experience for those who want to be at the forefront of new discoveries.

More about the labels:

A.BCH is a Melbourne-based, Australian-made fashion label created for individuals who care about

garment provenance and design circularity. 

Scott Benedictine respectfully blends traditional techniques of master tailoring with new age thought

processes and design. This label aims to re-connect an emotional aspect to the industry, showing that

garments have worth greater than dollar signs.


MNDATORY is an Australian designer menswear brand. Building on wardrobe fundamentals through

a transformative design approach, MNDATORY honours every material they use by merging

contemporary ideas with classic silhouettes.


Get to know them here: