Beyond the runway: unveiling the multicultural mosaic of Australia’s fashion frontier

It's time to celebrate, converse and collaborate with Australian CALD fashion creatives for better representation in fashion and fashion journalism.
Ishani Buff working on her '555 visions' exhibition. Image: Ishani Buff.

Australia is home to a rich, beautiful tapestry of different cultures, walks of life and experiences. Despite the country’s rich cultural diversity, Australia’s fashion and fashion journalism do not yet fully and adequately represent this fabric.

Creatives, including freelance photographer Ishani Buff and Mastani CEO Kudrat Makkar, are advocates for change who weave cultural expressions into their practice and take people on a storytelling journey.

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Erin Visagie is a South African-Filipino freelance journalist and model. Her interests include coffee, tango, and social media, and she appears in WonderSips' Boost Juice 2023 campaign. In 2022, she received the JERAA Private Media Diversity Award and the RMIT Journalism Inclusion Award. She was a Voxfrock Rookie and was a 2023 finalist for the 7News Young Achievers Sofitel Art Award. She researches and presents untold stories, lived experiences, and diverse voices. Erin Visagie is based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Instagram: @ezzavee8749