resilience theme

memories [mɛm(ə)ri]    


Inspired by resistance against elitism, Speed merges dystopian nostalgia with modern tailoring for the working people. Recently stocked at Harrolds Australia, designer Alvina Chung aims to support Australian manufacturing, working closely with local embroiderers & garment masters to create rebellious yet refined garments.

statement for the  future

“Striving towards the circular economy through regenerative design capturing mood & form not just function.”



object: wearing memories

photograph by: Tre Koch


For designer Alvi Chung, lockdown was eased by the persistent presence of memory. For her, memory became a significant feeling that re evoked a sense of new experience despite confinement. In this state she produced objects from memory for memory. Her piece, entitled ‘Wearing Memories’, weaves together fragments of memory & emotion that float ephemerally in our minds. Off-cuts of fabrics are assembled and placed to represent dream shapes intertwined throughout an old failed garment sample. Remnants of forsaken fabrics are revived within the failed sample to breathe life to a new reminiscent narrative. The shapes and forms are also inspired from photos taken during times of voyaging, and the calmness felt in solitude.


100% mixed fibres
made from


object: fragment bookmarks

fabric remnants, mixed fibres


Fabric remnants have been reassembled to create the mark of one of the most important human activities; the reading of physical books. During isolation, reading books provided strong experiences, guidance & reflection. The Fragment Bookmarks are an ultimate ode to memory & experience.

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