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2024

Photo by Michael Jalaru Torres

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Indigenous Fashion Projects is proud to announce the Country to Couture runway shows and lineup for 2024!

Country to Couture is where First Nations textiles, fashion and art collide in a colourful showcase of creativity from across Australia.

The event is proudly supported by Country Road, and the Northern Territory Government through Northern Territory Major Events Company.

A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textiles and fashion design, Country to Couture is a contemporary way of cultural storytelling, and sharing knowledge. 

The high energy runway returns to Larrakia Country on 6 August, 2024, with two runways showcasing 22 collections.

SHOW 1: Under Fire

SHOW 2: Boundless

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SHOW 1

Under Fire

Hear. Our. Voice. More than garments, fashion can be a vehicle for healing, for activism and political expression, for fighting for Country and the survival of culture. We keep the fire burning.

Gammin Threads

FEATURING:

Blaklabel Dreaming, by Kristie Peters, Yarrudhamarra

DandalooSu, by Su Lousick, Coat of Arms

Debra Beale, Truth be Told

Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, Dilly Bag and Mat Making

Gammin Threads, by Tahnee Edwards

Gapuwiyak Arts and Culture x Aly de Groot x Helen Kaminski, Old Ways, New Ways, Baman ga Yuta

Iltja Ntjarra

MumRed, by Samala Cronin, Fractured Country

Sarrita King x Edition

Yalanji Artists x Linda Jackson AO, Underfire

Yanggurdi, by Cassie Leatham, Gumak Biik

Photo by Michael Jalaru Torres

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SHOW 2

Boundless

Always was always will be. From the desert to the sea, Country holds us, teaches us. Our fashion is a celebration of our cultural stories, from traditional materials, to streetwear, to couture.

Nagula Jarndu

FEATURING:

Blak Sand, by Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Art Gallery, Yarabinjara Sea Country

Bula’bula Arts x Black Cat Couture, Soar

Buluuy Mirrii, Miyaaymiyaay (Seven Sisters)

Datlarwa Moydra X Akira, Dungalaba

Djarli Creative, By Corina Jadai, Juri

Ikuntji Artists

Magpie Goose x Ewyenper Atwatye

Nagula Jarndu, Kimberley Wedding

Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) Art Centre, Big Colours

Sonya Coleman, Amna Qureshi, Melanie Sarantou, Eleraze

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, 6 August, 2024

Country to Couture 2024 will return to Larrakia Country this August alongside the renowned National Indigenous Fashion Awards and Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.

More details and ticket sales to be announced.

 

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Photo by Michael Jalaru Torres