Immerse yourself in a FREE fashion runway spectacle this WA Day!
Native Threads is showcasing the essence of First Nations culture at the Yagan Square Amphitheatre this WA Day, Monday 5 June from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. This extraordinary celebration will spotlight First Nations designers and models, alongside the Perth debut of a rising force in Australian hip-hop, JK-47.
Revel in the creativity, vibrancy, and authentic beauty emanating from our Indigenous community on the catwalk. Be inspired and engage with the designers and models as they unveil their latest creations in an entertaining, inclusive, and lively setting.
Featured designers who will flaunt their latest collections on the runway include:
• Deadly Denim, a sustainable brand that upcycles denim into wearable art with Indigenous designs.
• Kirrikin, a luxury brand that showcases Aboriginal artwork onto silks and cashmeres for clothing and accessories.
• Ngalanag Moort, an emerging label that incorporates Paige Prior’s traditional art into urban streetwear and loungewear.
• Kaninda, a Pilbara lifestyle brand that celebrates Indigenous culture with vibrant prints and unique designs.
• Linlelu, a label that combines modern fashion with traditional Aboriginal art and storytelling.
• Ticia Designs, a brand that offers a fusion of Indigenous art and contemporary fashion including gowns, upcycling, and using everyday materials.
Select garments and accessories from these designers will be available for sale at market stalls at the event.
The fashion show will be inaugurated with an exceptional performance by Indigenous rapper JK-47 in the grand finale. Hailing from Tweed Heads, JK-47 has been making waves in the Australian music scene, winning Triple J’s Unearthed National Indigenous Music Awards competition in 2020.
Presented by DevelopmentWA, Yagan Square and Tourism WA in celebration of WA Day, this remarkable event is produced and orchestrated by Karla Hart Productions. With a steadfast commitment to empowering First Nations businesses, Karla has joined forces with talented First Nations designers, makeup artists, cosmetic providers, and musicians to create an unforgettable experience.
Tickets are free, but registrations are essential at Eventbrite. The event will proceed rain or shine, and a jacket, cushion, or rug to sit on is recommended.
A range of and beverage options will be available from Yagan Square eateries: The Shoe, Gangnam, Hiss and Smoke, and Street Eats Eatery.
For all the details head to www.yagansquare.com.au