Indigenous Fashion Runway

Mia Brennan - Mimi Designs

Want to be part of a moment in fashion history? Head along to Melbourne’s Famous Spiegeltent on March 23 for the Indigenous Runway as part of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Indigenous designers from Australia will be joined by their Maori counterparts from over the Tasman in this collaborative event, which is an initiative of the Indigenous Fashion Unearthed program. The morning will kick off with a runway show featuring indigenous models wearing garments made using native fibres and haute couture-level traditional weaving, alongside pieces created from contemporary fabrics and modern techniques. Designers taking part include Darren and Tania Dunn, Dmonic Intent, Lucy Simpson, Mia Brennan (pictured) and Shona Tawhiao. Post-show, an auction of pieces from the designers’ collections will help raise funds for Indigenous Fashion Unearthed, which provides opportunities for indigenous youth to learn about the fashion industry. We can’t think of a more inspiring way to start your weekend!