Indigenous Textiles Fashion Show - Sierra Leone and Ghana
Starts: Thursday, 1 June, 2017 07:00pm
Ends: Saturday, 3 June, 2017 07:00pm
In celebration of National Reconciliation Week, the Australian High Commission is pleased to bring talented Indigenous designer, Arkie Barton, as well as textiles by Aboriginal fashion label, Magpie Goose, to West Africa.
In partnership with the Board of Fashion Ghana and Vickie Remoe and Company, the High Commission will be presenting a range of unique Australian, Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean textiles and designs at fashion shows in Accra and Freetown. The fabrics and designs express the creative wealth, versatility and beauty of Indigenous cultures of Australia, Ghana and Sierra Leone and tell the stories of the designers’ people.
The Australian High Commission welcomes you to the two very special shows detailed below, and we thank Emirates Airlines and La Villa Boutique Ghana for their support for these events.
When: 1 June, 7pm
Where: Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel
Who: Special guest Australian Indigenous designer Arkie Barton, Australian Aboriginal fashion label Magpie Goose, and local Sierra Leonean designers Swank Couture and others.
When: Saturday, 3 June, 4pm
Where: College of Physicians and Surgeons
Who: Special guest Australian Indigenous designer Arkie Barton, Australian Aboriginal fashion label Magpie Goose, and final year fashion design Students of Radford University College, Steve French, Sama Fletcher, Samuel Otteng and Alexandra Tomiyama.