Indigenous young people have exchanged their hoodies and sweatpants and fashioned the new look of confidence and determination to set their goals high in an industry that was once foreign and unreachable.
Our key objective is to collaborate and work with other global Indigenous communities showcasing the Indigenous Runway Project as a viable solution for community development and benefit. We hope to establish an Indigenous “presence” in the occasionally “intimidating” fashion industry.
The Indigenous Runway Project’s success first hit the fashion world as part of Melbourne’s L’OREAL’ Cultural Program in 2013 and has since established the world’s first all Indigenous Fashion Runway platforms as part of well know Australian High Fashion Platforms and featured as a curated program for the 2013 Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and 2014 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
The Indigenous Runway Project provides that stepping stone for emerging Indigenous fashion talent thereby increasing the capacity of Indigenous fashion and providing a real and aspirational pathway for Indigenous people. It is delivered by Indigenous industry experts in fashion designing, fashion styling, modelling, makeup artistry, production, hairdressing, and events management.
The Project provides:
- Model Workshops: A 7-day intensive workshops training in basic catwalk and poses with potential opportunities to walk on a real live high fashion runway platform.
- Fashion mentoring program: A 3-Day intensive with industry mentors and work experience behind the scenes of an Indigenous Fashion Runway.
- Leadership opportunities to mentor emerging Indigenous fashionista’s
- Local presentations and exhibitions of Indigenous Fashion
- Local catwalks and fashion workshops for communities and organisations.
- Careers support to participants by teaming up with industry stakeholders, local training and education providers to assist participants to undertake accredited training in their desired profession.