July 17, 2015
Big chance on Indigenous Runway
It’s a big weekend for indigenous fashion in Taranaki.
The Indigenous Runway Project has been in the province this week running a workshop for rangatahi who want to make a start in the fashion industry.
Melbourne-based Tina Waru, who started the project in 2012 as a way to provide opportunities for careers and raise the self esteem of Australian Aboriginal youth, says it’s great to bring it back to her home turf.
She says the designers, models, hairdressers, make-up artists and crew will get a chance to show off tomorrow at New Plymouth’s Theatre Royal.
"Now 95 percent of the models that enrolled for the programme we've got them coming from all over Australia, from First Nations and also our Maori rangatahi that have enrolled. So 95 per cent of the models have never modelled before. That's the exciting thing
Tina Waru says the clothes will be sold at a special pop-up fashion market on Sunday at Owae Marae in Waitara.
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