MODELS: CIAF 2017 MODELS AND ARTIST FROM MORNINGTON ISLAND
DESIGNER: MIART DESIGNS
PHOTOGRAPHER: TIM ASHTON (CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR)
STYLIST: GRACE LILLIAN LEE
HAIR AND MAKE UP : AS YOU LIKE IT HAIR GALLERY

About

Welcome to the First Nations Fashion + Design home, a unique and progressive platform created to nurture and support Indigenous artists. As a collaborative initiative, FNFD is assisting individuals and art collectives in developing a rich portfolio of work while paving a path for the development of Indigenous-led wearable designs. Creating a space for artists to grow their craft within both a creative and professional framework, FNFD is also building a purposeful platform for cultural dialogue and self-expression. A space committed to honouring the past by raising public awareness of Australia’s rich Indigenous heritage while creating a fresh space for continued dialogue and tradition of ‘sharing’ on a national level.

MODELS: RHONDELL WILLIAMS, ALISON GOONGARRA
AND TAFFY KOHLER
DESIGNER: MIART DESIGNS
PHOTOGRAPHER: GRACE LILLIAN LEE

Design
Mentorship

The FNFD program provides a space for cultural exploration and communication through Indigenous fashion, design and performance. Giving space to both grassroots and established artists and art collectives to further develop their skill set within a commercially viable framework, the program is fostering the next generation of artists in an already vibrant and creative space.

With a dynamic approach to mentorship, FNFD takes artists on a journey from concept all the way through to runway show and exhibition, covering all key aspects of professional development within the fashion + design process. Commencing with an Indigenous-led design brief, artists are guided through the process of product development and portfolio management, with the support and backing of University Faculties.

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MODELS: PERRY MOONEY, LUKE CURRIE-RICHARDSON
COLLABORATION WITH UTS STUDENTS
ARTIST: LYNELLE FLINDERS
PHOTOGRAPHER: PAM KUSABS
STYLIST: UTS FASHION AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDENTS
MODELS: PERRY MOONEY
COLLABORATION WITH UTS STUDENTS
ARTIST: ELVERINA JOHNSON
PHOTOGRAPHER: PAM KUSABS
STYLIST: UTS FASHION AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDENTS
MODELS: FIONA HAY, ESTELLE CLARKE, PERRY MOONEY,
LUKE CURRIE-RICHARDSON
COLLABORATION WITH UTS STUDENTS
ARTIST: GRACE LILLIAN LEE
PHOTOGRAPHER: PAM KUSABS
STYLIST: UTS FASHION AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDENTS

About Grace

FNFD provides a platform for cultural expression and celebration by way of fashion and performance under the guidance of one of Australia’s leading Indigenous creatives, Grace Lillian Lee.

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MODEL: RHONDELL WILLIAMS
ARTIST: NETTA LOOGATHA AND AMANDA GABORI
DESIGNER: MIART DESIGNS
PHOTOGRAPHER: GRACE LILLIAN LEE
MODELS: LUKE CURRIE-RICHARDSON, PERRY MOONEY
COLLABORATION WITH UTS STUDENTS
ARTIST: LYNELLE FLINDERS
PHOTOGRAPHER: PAM KUSABS
STYLIST: UTS FASHION AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDENTS
MODELS: LUKE CURRIE-RICHARDSON
COLLABORATION WITH UTS STUDENTS
ARTIST: EMILY DOOLAH
PHOTOGRAPHER: PAM KUSABS
STYLIST: UTS FASHION AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDENTS
MODELS: LUKE CURRIE-RICHARDSON, ESTELLE CLARKE,
PERRY MOONEY, FIONA HAY
COLLABORATION WITH UTS STUDENTS
ARTIST: LYNELLE FLINDERS
PHOTOGRAPHER: PAM KUSABS
STYLIST: UTS FASHION AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDENTS

News

FNFD is home to a rich and vibrant group of artists and art collectives. From a grassroots level to established names, we exist to nurture and place a spotlight on Indigenous-led art and design. Find out the names to watch and the programs taking place in our NEWS section below.