Fashion show celebrating QLD Indigenous art & culture
This year's Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) sees Queensland's Indigenous designer showcase, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), take up the lead position in the cultural program.
On Thursday 3 March, you are invited to witness the exciting fashion event of Birrimbi Dulgu Bajal (Sea and Rainforest Dreaming). The fashion performance introduces wearable art to Showtime Events Centre, South Wharf, which represents and celebrates Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture.
Expect to see the vibrant colours of the tropics in this year's CIAF performance, featuring the works of 10 Indigenous designers and artists. 18 local indigenous models will showcase textiles and prints heavily influenced by Far North Queensland, in a unique runway show filled with storytelling and cultural practice.
CIAF Artistic Director, Janina Harding says, "This is a one and only chance at VAMFF to see the story inspired by the sea and rainforest of tropical Queensland, told through a performance of wearable art pieces."
Birrimbi Dulgu Bajal sees a mix of handcrafted textiles, art and fashion with performance, depicting the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef as well as the tropical rainforest environments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.