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Here’s your look at the stunning collections from Show 1 at Country to Couture, 2022! 

The annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and textile design returned for its 7th iteration on the 2 August, alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and National Indigenous Fashion Awards on Larrakia Country. This year was bigger than ever, with not one but TWO sold out runway shows, together sharing 16 collections from Indigenous artists and designers. 

With Creative Direction from Shilo McNamee, show one took audiences on a journey across Country, set to the colours of Dawn, with a Welcome to Larrakia Country from Mary Williams. Brought together with styling by Perina Drummond, Hair and Makeup by NK Darwin, musical stylings from James Mangohig, and performances from the amazing Melanie Munungurr and Caiti Baker.

Country to Couture is proudly brought to you by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) as part of the Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), and is supported by the Northern Territory Government, and the iconic Australian lifestyle brand Country Road, with thanks to Darwin Festival and media partner Mamamia!

 Take in all the collections from Show 2 HERE

 Banner Image | Dylan Buckee

SHOW 1

Injalak Arts with Lily Durland, with contribution by Ally Beahan and Sister Buffalo

House of Darwin By Shaun Edwards, with Afends

Ngali, by Denni Francisco in collaboration with Lindsay Malay from Warmun Art

Caiti Baker @caitibakermusic wearing Gantharri by Bobbi Lockyer, performing at Country to Couture, 2022, photo by Dylan Buckee

Thanks To

Shilo McNamee, Creative Director

Perina Drummond, Head Stylist

Alira McKenzie, Stage Manager

James Mangohig, Musical Director 

Hair and Makeup, NK Darwin Makeup and Hair

Global Headquarters Motion Media, Production 

Mary Williams, Acknowledgement of Country

Melanie Mununggurr, Guest Performer

Caiti Baker, Guest Performer

Dream Media, Lighting and technical

Global Headquarters, Videography

Wayne Quilliam, Videography

Global Headquarters Motion Media, Video Editor

Dan Sharp, Video Editor

Argentaur, Event management

Raymond Ukaegbu, Model Coach

Raymond Ukaegbu, Backstage Manager

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