Here’s your look at the stunning collections from Show 2 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 2 continued from Show 1, on a journey across Country set to the colours of Dusk, with a Welcome to Larrakia Country from Robert Mills. 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 1 HERE
Banner Image | Dylan Buckee
Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance
Nagula Jarndu Designs
KAMARA, with Matakupaat Arts
Gantharri, By Bobbi Lockyer
DandalooSu, By Su Lousick
Buluuy Mirrii, By Colleen Tighe Johnson
Tiwi Design, with Ossom
Linda Puna x Unreal Fur
Ikuntji Artists x Black Cat Couture
Country to Couture, 2022, photo by Dylan Buckee
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
Robert Mills, 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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