FIRST NATIONS DESIGNERS SHOWCASE AT AFTERPAY AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK
This June 3, on a day of national significance – Mabo day, also marked a historic milestone on the Australian fashion calendar. For the first time ever, six First Nations designers showcased their collections on the runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) on Gadigal Country.
Presented by Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), a Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation program, partnering with IMG Fashion and David Jones, and curated by Perina Drummond, stylist and founder of Jira modeling agency, the runway brought together some of the nation’s most talented and highly awarded Indigenous designers to celebrate its long overdue position on the mainstage.
The designers are; Indii, Kirrikin, Liandra Swim, MAARA Collective, Native Swimwear and Ngali. All actively growing fashion brands, and part of the IFP Pathways Program, created together with David Jones with the aim of opening up opportunities for Indigenous labels through direct mentorships from the department store’s established Australian designers.
Designers and models at the Finale of the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at AAFW, 2021, Photo by Getty Images
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With Thanks To
Afterpay Australian Fashion Week and IMG Fashion
Welcome to Country performed by Aunty Ann Weldon, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
Creative Director/Head Stylist Perina Drummond
Production and Show Call The Event Group
Back of House Management The Syndicate Group
Event Manager Katena Valastro
Hair Sponsor Redken
Hair Director Kristy Hodgson
Makeup Director Keli Aroha
Makeup Team The Fashion Institute
Set Design Jo Neville – Paper Couture
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