Australia’s first international Eco Fashion Week will be held in Perth the week commencing 20th November 2017. The week will feature informative discussions, workshops, exhibitions and stunning runway shows that showcase the best designs in organic, fair trade, handmade, and ethical fashion.
While it is a week long celebration of sustainable fashion design and responsibly-made fashion, the main events are featured in the latter part of the week, from November 23rd to 27th. These days centre around the designer exhibitions.
Eco Fashion Week Australia collaborates with fashion designers, creatives, activists, community, media, businesses, educational institutions and the local government to present shows throughout these five days that will raise awareness for eco conscious fashion.
The lineup features collections from over 44 Australian and international designers, performances from three local musicians and has two unique curated fashion shows scheduled. Here’s what event goers can expect to see during this five-day period:
Day one – the opening gala. The first of five days is an introduction to the talent that will be presented throughout eco fashion event. A designer preview will occur at the start of the event followed by music from Sharin, Kaitlin Rose Keegan and Rob Walker later on in the night. There will be a show by Curtin University fashion design students and towards the end of the night EFWA 2017 Australian Fashion Graduates Scholarship Award Winners will each show six of their designs on the runway.
The designers showcasing their work on day two are:
Skylark the Label
The evening will also include a musical performance by Sharin and a Malawai Eco Designer Showcase curated by Patti DeSante.
The eight designers showing off their eco fashion designs on this day:
Fabric of Nature
Eco Fashion Sewing
The third evening of the event will also include a live musical performance by Kaitlin Rose Keegan. There will also be a ‘Style It Green’ collection by Eco Fashion Week Australia fashion stylist Dalija Vlahov, where five audience members will be selected for a unique makeover to demonstrate the different ways the classic Little Black Dress can be styled.
The fourth day showcases even more fantastic designers:
Sister of JAC
Things of Substance
Selçuki & Ali
There will also be a second Style It Green Little Black Dress makeover session. The evening will even include a live musical performance by Rob Walker. Lastly for this evening is the Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R. Wilson which will feature the work of 21 unique designers from 12 countries. These designers have accepted the challenge to create a single runway look with used men’s dress shirts showcasing their point of view as designers.
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The final evening displays the talents of even more designers. They are:
Verdant the Label
Vitamin by Sonalika
Salvij by Gigi
Also taking place is another Style It Green makeover session.
In Perth that week and want to support this Aussie sustainable fashion week?
Make sure to purchase event tickets through the Eco Fashion Week Australia website. Only a limited number of tickets are available for purchase each night so make sure to purchase now or risk not being able to see one of your favourite designers!
Eco Fashion Week Australia is also “giving back”. They will be donating $5 from every single ticket sold to ocean conservation organisation Sea Shepherd Australia; a non-profit organisation safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems to ensure their survival for future generations.
Fore more information about the types of workshops and events being held during Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017, visit ecofashionweekaustralia.com
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