Australia’s First Nations Fashion Designers Make a Mark | BoF Professional, News & Analysis


“This is not a moment. This is a movement.” The banner at the First Nations Fashion and Design (FNFD) show during Australian Fashion Week said it all.

There were no fewer than five Indigenous fashion events throughout Australian Fashion Week (AFW) in May. After years of marginalisation and underrepresentation in the Australian fashion industry, the visibility of First Nations designers is on the rise, with Lillardia Briggs-Houston, Corina Muir, Lynelle Flinders and Jessica Johnson among those leading the charge.

First Nations Australians are Indigenous peoples from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, who have inhabited the country for millennia

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