Indigenous fashion designers

18The project started in Melbourne four years ago after founder Tina Waru ran a make-up class for young Indigenous people and they suggested adding fashion to the mix.

Since then more than 700 people have taken part in workshops, mentoring programs and runway events in Australia and overseas.

Ms Waru said the idea was sparked when she attended a major fashion show a number of years ago.”We sat up in that audience, looked down on the fashion runway and said ‘one day that’s going to be us’,” she said.

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