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NGV Friday Nights

Fri 1 Sep 17, 6pm
NGV International
Ground Level

Be dazzled by Dior as DJs, dancing and dining take over NGV International.

Doors open 6pm. Headline act from 8.30pm.

In her short career, Lupa J has released two EP’s, The Seed and My Right Name and curated the Remix EP for My Right Name. She attracted the attention of international music tastemakers when at the age of 15 she posted her first three songs on Soundcloud. Triple J nominated her as finalist for an unprecedented two years running in their Unearthed High competitions of 2014 and 2015 and whilst completing her final year of school she released four cult singles which saw her championed internationally by the likes of Stereogum, I-D Magazine and Rookie. Lupa J is currently putting the finishing touches on a stunning new EP which will be released in stages from August through to October this year.

Based in Melbourne, Infinity Blade (Kish Lal) blends R&B favourites, rare house gems and rap hits that brings contemporary pop to new and exciting heights. Her sets at Paradise Festival and Sugar Mountain Festival in 2016 consolidated Kish as one of the most exciting emerging DJs in Australia. Kish’s passion for pop culture, hip hop and fashion also reflects in her work as a music journalist for publications like Acclaim, Thump & Noisey. She hosts ‘Club 1 Angels’ – a podcast focused on club music and the latest hottest tracks.

Edward Molyneux, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Jeanne Lanvin have inspired the designs of Dior. What inspires contemporary Australian designers and what are their reflections on The House of Dior?


Kara Baker is a Melbourne-based designer who has been rigorously technically trained in patternmaking and construction and has worked in all aspects of the fashion industry including teaching and forecasting. Kara was an integral part of the revitalisation of the Australian fashion scene in the 1980s and has continued to produce collections through her own independent fashion labels Sirens, Project (in collaboration with Shelley Lasica) and Kara Baker.

Danielle Whitfield is a writer and Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the NGV. She has been at the NGV since 2001, and has curated numerous exhibitions, including Fashion Detective (2014) and 200 Years of Australian Fashion (2016).