De­signs to daz­zle in Dar­win

Broome Advertiser - - Lifestyle - Peter de Krui­jff

A col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Mel­bourne de­sign­ers and Fitzroy Cross­ing artists has re­sulted in a stun­ning range of cloth­ing and fash­ion ac­ces­sories to be show­cased in Dar­win.

Artists Amanda Smith, Leanne Wil­liams and Natalie Davey, of Marnin Stu­dio, have been work­ing with Lois McGruen Fraser, of Lois Hazel, Kari Lay­ton, of Lott Stu­dio, and Myra Spencer and Breeze Pow­ell, of Post Sole Shoes, ahead of a run­way show at the up­com­ing Dar­win Abo­rig­i­nal Art Fair.

The team has put to­gether 12 outfits, which in­clude shoes, cloth­ing and jew­ellery.

Ark Cloth­ing Co and Earthed Foun­da­tion founder Jen Lay­ton said it helped form the part­ner­ship through its work min­imis­ing dis­ad­van­tages in re­mote ar­eas.

“We’ve been com­ing up for a few months,” she said.

“The Marnin Stu­dio has some bril­liant artists, print­ers, painters and tex­tile bush dy­ers.”

Ms Lay­ton said be­cause there were quite a few younger artists in Fitzroy Cross­ing, it was a good op­por­tu­nity to bring up other like-minded peo­ple.

Pic­ture: Marnin Stu­dio

Breeze Pow­ell, of Post Sole Stu­dio, and Leanne Wil­liams, of Fitzroy Cross­ing.

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