First ever all-black shows: Australian Fashion Week showcases Indigenous talent

For the first time in 25 years, Australian Fashion Week has showcased not one but two Indigenous runway shows. First Nations Fashion and Design [FNFD], run by Grace Lillian Lee and Teagan Cowlishaw, held a Welcome to Country and then a multi-designer runway show put on by an all-Indigenous cast and crew. ‘We’re going to create change in this nation through fashion’, an emotional Lee said after the runway show. The celebration of Indigenous designers continued later in the week with a show by the Indigenous Fashion Projects [IFP]. The show featured six First Nations designers that are part of the IFP Pathways Program supported by David Jones.