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We acknowledge the Gadigal People as the Traditional Custodians of the Country where we are gathered.

We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters, and that sovereignty was never ceded.

#IFPRUNWAY

Welcome to

IN RELATION WAY

Five collections weave stories of legacy, matriarchy, honour, connection, arrival, and Country. Bringing together a way of being, in relation way.

Living in collaboration with generations of ancestral knowledge, since time immemorial. We exist, in relation way.

A ceremony, held by deep stories of Country, the beauty of vivid blue skies and waters, the memory of everything that has gone before.

JOSEPH & JAMES

By Juanita Page 

Part Three: The Josephs

Juanita Page is a proud Gooreng Gooreng and South Sea Islander woman, making her mark on menswear. Juanita launched JOSEPH & JAMES alongside her husband, Ashford Page, together creating a place customers can get something distinct but with longevity in mind—both in design and quality.

‘Part Three: The Josephs’ is inspired by key eras that her grandfather and father lived through as they each navigated early adulthood as Aboriginal, South Sea Islander and Samoan. Designs from the collection bridges the past and present, layering of modernity, the absence of a jacket lapel, the signature oversized pockets, or the brand’s street-inspired silhouettes.

LAZY GIRL LINGERIE

By Cassandra Pons

Ocean Eyes

Cassandra is a proud Waayni woman, passionate about creating lingerie for all bodies of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages. Recognising how society’s so-called ‘beauty standards’ are ever changing, Lazy Girl Lingerie is creating an inclusive space where all women can feel acknowledged, seen and valued.

Ocean Eyes is inspired by caring for Country, in particular our beautiful ocean and the connection we feel to the sea. The collection feels ethereal and ambient with natural cotton fabrics brought to life in the understated glamour of Lazy Girl Lingerie’s signature style.

GALI SWIMWEAR

By David Leslie

Patterns of Country

GALI Swimwear designer David Leslie is a proud Kamilaroi man with family  from Coonabarabran in north-western NSW. Now living in Bondi (on Gadigal and Bidjigal lands), David has a deep connection to the coast as a volunteer surf lifesaver with North Bondi SLSC.

Patterns of Country presents a collaboration with Barkinji and Malangapa artist Jasmine Miikika Craciun. It speaks to the deep respect First Nations communities hold for Country, and for the importance of sustainability in preserving what we have for future generations.

MIIMI & JIINDA

By Melissa Greenwood & Lauren Jarrett 

Yarilla - To Illuminate

Melissa Greenwood is a proud Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti and Bundjalung Nyami (Woman) living and working on her traditional homelands, Gumbaynggirr Jagun. Together with her Miimi (Mother) Lauren Jarrett, an accomplished traditional craftswoman, she founded Miimi & Jiinda the label, born from a desire to translate ancestral stories onto something more than canvas.

Yarilla, To Illuminate, presents a capsule collection of runway ready, high end fashion and wearable art garments that illuminate the beauty of Gumbaynggirr Culture.

IHRAA SWIM

By Nat Dann 

Wildscape

Ihraa Swim’s Nat Dann is a Bardi, Nyul Nyul, Nyikina woman from the Kimberley region, who grew up in in the Pilbara. A mother of one, her label Ihraa Swim, pronounced “Eye-Rah” is named after her daughter Aarhi (backward).

The Wildscape collection brings the natural world to life in abstract, textured forms. Inspired by the diverse textures of the land, this range reimagines the beauty of nature in modern, innovative ways.

MANGKAJA ARTS

By Artists Sonia Kurarra and Daisy Japulija

Martuwarra

‘Martuwarra’, a series of 8 panels created by Walmajarri women, artists, and sisters Sonia Kurarra and Daisy Japulija from Mankaja Arts and Resource Agency. 

These panels signify the importance of family and connection, celebrating the beauty of Country and its contemporary expression through the work of some of the most remote and masterful Indigenous artists of our time.

This spectacular installation is the culmination of years of exploration and innovative art practice at Mangkaja.

With Thanks to

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CREATIVE TEAM

Head Stylist – Lindyn Rowland 

Head Stylist Mentor – Karinda Mutabazi

Hair Director – Kristy Hodgson, Redken

Makeup Director – Lara Srokowski, Lancome 

Creative Direction – Michelle Maynard, Lindyn Rowland, Karinda Mutabazi 

Show Design – Samantha Perry, Claire Summers, Shilo McNamee, Alira McKenzie-Williams, Belinda Cook, Lindyn Rowland, Karinda Mutabazi

Artwork – Martuwarra by Daisy Japulija and Sonia Kurarrra, Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency 

Music Director – James Mangohig

Choreography – Leanne Churney

Cultural Dance Performance – Gawura Cultural Immersions – Stuart McMinn

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PRODUCTION TEAM

Show Producer – Cat Rose & Team

Show Caller – Alira McKenzie-Williams, IFP

On-site Show Music Director – Gary Sinclair

Show Team Manager – Michelle Maynard, IFP 

Production Assistant & Designer Management – Alira McKenzie-Williams, IFP 

Event Management – Claire Summers, DAAF Foundation

Event & Operations Director – Sammy Perry, DAAF Foundation

Marketing & Communications – Ellie Meyer & Maya Johnson, DAAF Foundation 

Photography – Marley Morgan & Dylan Buckee, DAAF Foundation 

Publicity & Ticketing – David Jones & AMPR

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ACCESSORIES

First Nations Designers:

kika, Killicrankie Diamond – Janice Ross

Gaawaa Miyay Lucy Simpson

Clothing the Gaps – Laura Thompson

Gammin Threads – Tahnee Edwards

Rowland Vision – Lindyn Rowland

Yangurrdi – Cassie Leatham

Koori CircleLaura Thompson

Takari Art – Carly Dodd

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David Jones

Cleopatras Bling

VEJA

Lacoste

Dune London

Jac + Jack