Here are five First Nations fashion brands you should have on your radar.
Kirrikin is an Aboriginal word that roughly translates as “Sunday’s best clothes”; expect luxury clothing and accessories featuring the artwork of contemporary Aboriginal artists.
With garments in the collections of the NGV, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences, Grace Lillian Lee creates wearable art and exquisite adornments.
Based on Gubbi Gubbi country, Natalie Cunningham's bold and colourful swimwear reflects its origins on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, from where she has refined her poolside-glam aesthetic.
Ngarru Miimi is an ethical slow fashion label constructed on Wiradjuri land. Each garment is hand-dyed and hand-painted, featuring motifs passed down to Wiradjuri Yorta Yorta Gangaulu woman Lillardia Briggs-Houston over three generations.
Founded and designed by Wiradjuri woman Denni Francisco, Ngali commits to sustainability, wearability and showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork. The brand features luxurious silks and fabrics bearing Indigenous designs in tonal hues.
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