First Nations Fashion + Design (FNFD) guest spotlight on:
The inaugural fashion performance, presented by FNFD, at the 2021 Barunga Festival in Katherine, Northern Territory, on June 12 and 13. Along with art centres from the territory, FNFD will invite two to three young women to the festival, where they will model as part of a unique fashion performance specifically designed and presented by founder of FNFD Grace Lillian Lee and board member TJ Cowlishaw. Art centres include Injalak Arts at Gunbalanya, Bábbarra Women’s Centre at Maningrida, Merrepen Arts at Nauiyu and Djilpin Arts at Beswick. Go to barungafestival.com.au.
WITH ALL THE best intentions in the world, it can still at times seem difficult to know if you’re shopping sustainably for a wardrobe. Enter Prochaine, the new ecommerce venture from co-founders Katy Watson and Elizabeth Ehrman that only stocks fashion labels that show a responsibility to people and planet and act on it. Launching with a dreamy roster of buzzy new and established labels – Alexachung, Sleeper, House of Sunny, Peony and Par Moi – with the latter few being Australian. The duo, who met while working in fashion together, bonded over a mutual frustration at the industry’s glossing over environmental shortcomings. It all goes live on June 7. Go to prochaine.co.uk.