Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair: From Country to Couture

from country to couture

Last night, we had the privilege of attending the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair‘s From Country to Couture fashion show. The fashion show was a spectacular array of color, culture and art showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

From Country to Couture celebrates the marriage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary fine art and high-end fashion. The success of the textile design movement in remote Indigenous communities has led to exciting collaborations with well-known Australian designers. This year, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is proud to present two spectacular shows.

The first show celebrated the Gorman & Mangkaja Arts Collection. It showcased 40 looks featuring the artwork of artists from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia. Gorman is an Australian fashion label that is celebrating 10 years of supporting artists, designers and makers from around the world.

The second show presented the fourth From Country to Couture event, with a showcase of 10 remarkable boutique collections that have been designed and crafted in collaboration with remote community art centres.

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will launch Friday night and will run over the course of the weekend at the Darwin Convention Centre. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is unique in that it provides a genuine opportunity to purchase artwork directly from over seventy Indigenous owned community Art Centres, whilst being immersed in an exciting program of traditional dance, workshops, film, fashion and music! Experience the rich diversity of these beautiful works that have been inspired by the country’s most remote desert and coastal regions, to rural and urban communities.