We were stoked to be invited to show our latest collection alongside WA label Kirrikin, at the 2018 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival (8 September)! The show was titled ABORIGINAL RUNWAY: DJURIP DJENNA KOOLING which the audience learnt during the fabulous Welcome to Country, means in a local Noongar dialect, 'walking with a bit of style', or 'feeling a bit special, strong, powerful. Perfect for both Magpie Goose and Kirrikin's aesthetic and ethos!
There was a diverse range of strong, powerful, fabulous women walking for both Magpie Goose and Kirrikin, including emerging Indigenous models who flew down from Broome, and the Pilbara! They all looked so amazing in the prints that tell such rich cultural stories of country, dreamings, bush food, sea life and everything in between! Check out some shots from the day, below (photo credits - Stefan Gosatti).
Tiwi Design, Jean Baptiste Apuatimi 'Jilamara' print, singlet top and 3/4 pants.
Babbarra Designs, Dora Diaguma, Murnubbarr Karrolka (flying magpie geese) print; shorts and singlet top
Injalak Arts, Priscilla Badari, Katra Nganjmirra and Silvia Badari, 'Marebu' (woven mat) print, classic fitted dress
Rhonda Duncan (Urapunga), 'Pandanus Story' print, Singlet top and 3/4 pants
Tiwi Design, Angelo Munkara, 'Yuwurli' (mangrove worm) print, Shift dress
Stewart Hoosan (Borroloola), 'Ngakurlurnju' (wild bush tomato) print, A-line dress
Stewart Hoosan (Borroloola), Ringer print, Singlet top and 3/4 pants
Tiwi Design, Jock Puatijimi, Burial Site print, A-line dress
Injalak Arts, Graham Badari, Lambalk Kangun Mannguy (Sugar Glider Eating Flowers) print, Classic fitted dress
Rhonda Duncan (Urapunga), White Cockatoo and Pandanus Story prints, A-line skirt and singlet top
Injalak Arts Graham Badari, Lambalk Kangun Mannguy (Sugar Glider Eating Flowers) print, box top; and Tiwi Design Bede Tungatalum Pukumani Pole print; shorts.
Margaret Duncan (Urapunga) 'Billabong' print, box top; Rhonda Duncan (Urapunga) Pandanus Story' print a-line skirt'.
Thanks to all the organisers, fabulous models, and sponsors who made the event possible.