See the catwalk transformed by a vibrant fashion parade showcasing upcycled vintage garments illuminated with contemporary Indigenous Australian art. Stylist...

Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall
Price:
From: $25.00
Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future
Fashion’s Flash: Back to the Future

Featuring

Madeleine Park

Madeleine Park

Madeleine Park is a Sydney-based fashion presenter, stylist, and founder/host of Style Stories, a celebrated Australian podcast that shares the stories of creatives with a strong sense of style. Madeleine has worked with some of Australia’s leading fashion and media outlets including Network Ten, Channel 7, Are Media, The Walt Disney Company and Australian Fashion Week.

Nina Fitzgerald

Nina Fitzgerald

Nina Fitzgerald is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman whose family hails from the Northern Territory, the Torres Strait Islands and Far North Queensland. Based in Darwin, she is a multi-disciplinary Creative Director and writer working across fashion and the arts.

Zoltan Csaki

Zoltan Csaki

Zoltan Csaki’s third startup Citizen Wolf combines algorithms and on-demand manufacturing to create the sustainable future that fashion so desperately needs. Zoltan was recently named one of Vogue’s ‘Future Sixty’ agitators (2019) as well as placing #7 on RagTrader’s Tech 20 of the most influential people in online fashion (2020). Zoltan and Citizen Wolf have been featured on national TV via SBS World News (twice) and Shark Tank as well as top tier press such as Vogue, InStyle, Men’s Health, The AFR’s ‘Luxury’ magazine, The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald to name but a few. Zoltan speaks regularly about the intersection of fashion, technology and sustainability and has also been featured on the prestigious ‘Wardrobe Crisis’ podcast by Clare Press.

Maggie Zhou

Maggie Zhou

Maggie Zhou is a Melbourne-based writer, podcaster, content creator, and slow fashion advocate. She is currently Writer & Producer at Refinery29 Australia, and has written for publications such as ELLE Australia, Marie Claire, MTV, Good On You, and Fashion Journal.

Jodie Choolburra-Welsh

Jodie Choolburra-Welsh

Choreographer

Jodie Choolburra-Welsh is a Gamilaroi and Murrwarri woman born and raised in the Redfern community. Jodie’s skin name is Gunimaa which means “Mother Earth” in Gamilaraay. Jodie has worked in the First Nation’s Arts, Culture and Political arena for over 20 years. August 2020 saw her draw on her skills, knowledge and passion to build her business, Brolga Dance Academy. An Aboriginal dance school based in Redfern, specialising in Traditional and Aboriginal Contemporary dance and culture.

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Assistant Choreographer

Amy Johnson is a descendant of the Turrabal people and a proud Jagera woman. Amy is the Seniors Aboriginal Contemporary and Brolga Elite’s choreographer/teacher at Brolga Dance Academy. Dancing since the age of 2, Amy is following her passion for working with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, teaching dance, and keeping connected with culture. Amy is also a cheerleader for the NRL Canterbury Bulldog Sapphires.

Access and Inclusion

  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

See the catwalk transformed by a vibrant fashion parade showcasing upcycled vintage garments illuminated with contemporary Indigenous Australian art. Stylist, fashion hound and presenter of the popular podcast Style Stories Madeleine Park brings together Indigenous and diverse creatives for this parade followed by a panel session.

Explore how these refashioned pieces and outfits reflect on the past to shine a light on issues and movements defining the future of the fashion industry. Join a discussion that ranges across topics including Indigenous identity in the Australian fashion industry, sustainability and slow fashion practices, and the role technology can play to move best practices forward.

A must for anyone interested in meaningful fashion, sustainability and unpacking some of the more nuanced questions about First Nations representation in the fashion industry.

 

Illustration and design by Ingeous Studios

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Access and Inclusion

  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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