Last week, Anindilyakwa designs made it's catwalk debut at Intertwined - a fashion show at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Senior Artists Annabell Amagula, Bernadette Watt and Maisie Lalara flew to the Gold Coast with art director Aly De Groot to watch the show & meet with other Indigenous fashion designers from across Australia.
The artists first saw fashion on a catwalk at the Darwin Art Fair in August of last year and agreed together that they wanted to see their own artwork on the catwalk.
The dream has been realised less than a year later, as a 12-look showcase of Anindilyakwa work was selected for the fashion show, Intertwined.
The show, which was curated by the talented Grace Lillian Lee as a part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Festival, incorporated contemporary Indigenous dance and performance along with a fashion show modelled on the catwalk by stunning models, featured breathtaking designs from 11 different designers and art centres from across Australia.
Maicey said the show was, ‘Enningupa, we are proud to see the nice models wearing our things. We have a lot of ideas for new designs. We want to weave a top, and other things”
Back at the Art Centre - plans are already in the works for the next catwalk show at this year's Darwin Art Fair Fashion Show!
Watch a glimpse of the show on our Instagram post below.
A little glimpse of our Bush Dye on the catwalk at the ‘Intertwined’ Indigenous fashion show in the 2018 Commonwealth games festival . Thanks to @gracelillianlee for including us in such a special production and a big congratulations to all our hard working and very talented artists #commonwealthgames2018 #aboriginalaustralia #aboriginalculture #aboriginalart #handmade #plantdye #sustainablefashion #indigenousfashion #grooteeylandt