Reflecting the voices of Australian fashion

Barriers of entry and lack of infrastructure are still issues for Australian designers – it's time to talk about the D word.

Whether you dress for comfort or it’s part of your identity, fashion is undoubtedly a vital part of our culture. That’s why it should also reflect the diversity within it.

‘Fashion is something that – I really, really strongly believe – should be reflecting the culture of a place,’ Dave Giles-Kaye, Manager of Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair’s Indigenous Fashion Project (IFP), told ArtsHub.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_