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Global Indigenous Runway "My Spirit, My Country'

[supplied by Tina Waru]

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In line with this unique First Nations Runway “My Spirit, My Country” Theme, Global Indigenous Management provides a forefront platform for hundreds of First Nations’ designers coming from different parts of the globe to share their stories, and to make inroads into the fashion industry.


More importantly, the runway focuses on the personal and professional development of the First Nations people partaking in the Indigenous Runway Project (IRP) from diverse backgrounds all over the world.


Taking place on 11 March 2023 from 12.30pm at the Mount Duneed Estate in the Waurn Ponds, more than a dozen designers, in excess of 50 participants and with 500 guests and volunteers from across the globe are expected to attend showcasing the latest trends and designs of the First Nations peoples.


This is the first time in history that a runway will be held outside the City of Melbourne.
Designers and IRP alumni have gone on to work with distinguished industry Icons like Naomi Campbell, Jimmy Choo, David Jones, Academy Award Winner Denzel Washington, Golden Globe Nominee Ethan Hawke and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Jason Momoa.


Tina Waru, founder, said “I was initially advised to organise a small event after post-pandemic. But with the overwhelming clamour from all parties concerned especially the designers and participants, we decided to accommodate this need. It will be a big hurdle due to nil funding, but with the corporate sponsors showing much eagerness to be a part of the program, and with numerous volunteers committing their precious time and talent, these will ensure the success of this program on its 12th year.”


The Global Indigenous Runway returns as part of the Paypal’s Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program.

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