Momentous end to Fashion Week sees First Nations fashion designers announce official opening of Sydney pop-up store

Linda D. Garrow

Fashion Week ended last week with an emphatic exclamation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence. The First Nations Fashion + Design (FNFD) closing runway highlighted designers from right across Australia. FNFD celebrates independent Indigenous designers and supports their growth and development in the fashion industry. Supported by THE ICONIC, […]

Proud moment for fashion designer as Afghan refugee who fled the Taliban steps onto the runway at Australian Fashion Week

Linda D. Garrow

Peeking out onto the runway from backstage at Australian Fashion Week, Australian-Afghan designer Mariam Seddiq could hardly believe what she was seeing. Modelling one of her looks under the glare of the lights was 24-year-old Nazdana Bakhtiari, who only eight months ago fled from Afghanistan with her mother, escaping the Taliban takeover. […]