INDIGENOUS FASHION PROJECTS
Ikuntji Artists is really excited to be partnering with Native Swimwear Australia for their new collection. Designs by our talented superstar Keturah Zimran will be featuring on the Afterpay Australian Fashion Show runway as part of the ‘Keturah to Coutour’ collection by designer Natalie Cunningham. This will be an amazing show, head to Carriageworks on Tuesday 1oth of May at 8pm to see these pieces. Or stream it here https://aafw.com.au
Together on Gadigal Country from right across Australia, get ready for NEW and exclusive collections from:
Kirrikin, By Wonnarua designer Amanda Healy
Liandra Swim, By Yolngu designer Liandra Gaykamangu
Maara Collective, By Yuwaalaraay designer Julie Shaw
Native Swimwear, By Biripi and Ngarabal designer Natalie Cunningham
Ngali, By Wiradjuri designer Denni Francisco
These six Indigenous women are fast making their mark on the global fashion landscape, pushing boundaries and using fashion as a platform to tell their stories, sharing their unique cultures through their designs. Sustainable practice by way of community engagement and caring for Country are key pillars in each designer’s work. From Indigenous Art Centre and artist collaborations, through to the innovative use of sustainable materials and techniques that merge cultural knowledge with contemporary practice.
With an exclusive performance from the iconic Jessica Mauboy, and a visual treat from acclaimed First Nations artist Wayne Quilliam, the runway will be brought to life with Creative Direction from Eastern Arrernte woman, Shilo McNamee alongside Al Weekes, Head Runway Stylist and Yorta Yorta man Rhys Ripper, and Producer Cat Rose.
The runway is proudly brought to you by Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), organised to support the development of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textile and fashion practice. IFP is a program of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation, a not-for-profit Indigenous organisation, owned and governed by the 70+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres it represents.
TUESDAY 10 MAY, 8PM
Presented by Afterpay and Supported by David Jones
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