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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Shoe Exhibition: Sneakers: Classics to Customs

Sneakers: Classics to Customs is the title of an amazing free exhibition at the NGV International, Melbourne Australia. Sneakers: Classics to Customs features many of the emblems of style over the past three decades. The exhibition explores a number of themes which reflect the evolution of sneakers from functional sportswear to cult fashion. On show are classics such as Converse All Star , Adidas Superstar and , Nike Air Jordan , and limited editions made for serious wearers and collectors. Another aspect of limited editions, is the collaboration between sports shoe companies and designers working in other fields such as Peter Saville and Adidas , Marc Newson and Nike and Philippe Starck with Puma . Sneakers: Classics to Customs displays over 300 pairs of the most style worthy sneakers. All works are sourced from private loans, mostly Melbourne and Sydney collectors and many of the items on display had never been removed from their packaging. Music and animation is an important component of the exhibition and highlights some of the music, dance and sports subcultures that are linked to particular sneaker fads.

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