On Saturday May 21, the store officially opened with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony by First Nations Elder Brendan Kerin Mitchell; and a panel discussion facilitated by artist, storyteller and FNFD ambassador Luke Currie-Richardson with Gantharri designer Bobbi Lockyer and Cultural Craftsmanship designer, Grace Lillian Lee. The store is now stocked with latest pieces from the AAFW runway from FNFD brands such as Ihraa Swim, Clothing the Gaps, Aarli, Myrrdah, Grace Lillian Lee, Ikuntji Artists and more.
First Nations Fashion + Design celebrates independent Indigenous designers and supports their growth and development in the fashion industry. The month-long residency created from a partnership with Afterpay, Vicinity Centres, Australian Fashion Council and supported by marketplace Welcome to Country, allows shoppers to discover and buy First Nations fashion in a state of the art concept store that features shoppable change room mirrors, a digital assistant to shoot and share selfies and is also fitted out with fully recyclable clothes hangers crafted from upcycled marine plastics, ocean bound plastics and post-consumer plastics courtesy of Arch & Hook.
FNFD x Edit Collection
Open from May 21 to June 22, 2022.
Level 1, (Near MJ Bale)
Chatswood Chase Sydney,
345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW
Image Credit: Joseph Mayers