Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Australian Indigenous FW highlights aboriginal culture
Australian Indigenous FW highlights aboriginal culture
21
Apr '14
Centuries old Aussie aboriginal culture grabbed the spotlight at the recently held inaugural edition of Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW), a runway-cum-trade event that highlighted designs crafted by the  aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders from across Australia.
 
With the primary aim to serve as a platform to support the emerging and established indigenous designers, the soiree showcased ranges of wearable contemporary fashion and accessories peppered with over 60,000 years old signature traditional elements belonging to the varied ethnic groups of the country.
 
Byron Bay-based MiMi designs’ designer Mia Brennan featured a bohemian-inspired line, made from unusual rock and clay imprinted silk fabric which was buried underground for three weeks, while the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology grad Cairns-based designer Grace Lillian Lee displayed an extraordinary version of resort-style island silk dress, adorned with charcoal drawings and prints.
 
In addition to the above mentioned designers, names like Alison Page, Lucy Simpson and Desert Designs also presented their eclectic collections of echidna quill decorated novel clothing pieces made from block or hand-printed silks and other woven fabrics and textiles.
 
Before partaking in the AIFW, the indigenous design participants had gone through an intensive year-and-a half-long design program at Sydney’s Whitehouse School of Design, under the mentorship of former Sass & Bide designer Sophie Nixon.
 
The Sydney event also acted as a medium to support and encourage more than 18 indigenous Australian fashion models, such as Grace Atkinson and Katrina Keeler, who strutted their stuff at the inaugural catwalk event.  
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka reduces VAT on imported fabric to 5%

Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018

Sri Lanka reduces VAT on imported fabric to 5%

Considering the requests made by the stakeholders in the fabric...

Courtesy: Andritz

Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018

'Strength of economy, demographics drive nonwovens demand'

The strength of the economy and demographic trends are the main...

ITC helps bolster Chinese investment in Ethiopian textile

Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018

ITC helps bolster Chinese investment in Ethiopian textile

Major Chinese textile firms are stepping up sourcing and investment...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao, Esmetex

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Nishank Patel, Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Vidhyaa Shankar. S, A Ganapathi Chettiar

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Mala Alwani,

Mala Alwani

<div>Delhi-based fast fashion womenswear brand, Besiva, aims to bridge the ...

Hardik Sanghvi,

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Tina Antoniades,

Tina Antoniades

India-headquartered Lulu &amp; Sky is a rapidly escalating brand with the...

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota, University of Washington

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota
University of Washington

A fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries has been ...

Justin Gutierrez, INDA

Justin Gutierrez
INDA

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has created a new...

Karl Zelik, Vanderbilt University

Karl Zelik
Vanderbilt University

A team of engineers at the Vanderbilt University has designed a smart...

Aditi Somani, Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi s.r.l

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Pranav Mishra, Huemn

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search