Australia’s First International Fashion Week Dedicated to Sustainable Fashion

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Australia’s First International Fashion Week Dedicated to Sustainable Fashion

Australia’s first international Eco Fashion Week will be held in Perth the week commencing 20th November 2017. The week will feature informative discussions, workshops, exhibitions and stunning runway shows that showcase the best designs in organic, fair trade, handmade, and ethical fashion.

While it is a week long celebration of sustainable fashion design and responsibly-made fashion, the main events are featured in the latter part of the week, from November 23rd to 27th. These days centre around the designer exhibitions.

Eco Fashion Week Australia collaborates with fashion designers, creatives, activists, community, media, businesses, educational institutions and the local government to present shows throughout these five days that will raise awareness for eco conscious fashion.

Connally McDougall Organic Cotton Eco Fashion
Connally McDougall will exhibit in this year’s Eco Fashion Week Australia.

The lineup features collections from over 44 Australian and international designers, performances from three local musicians and has two unique curated fashion shows scheduled. Here’s what event goers can expect to see during this five-day period:

23rd November

Day one – the opening gala. The first of five days is an introduction to the talent that will be presented throughout eco fashion event. A designer preview will occur at the start of the event followed by music from Sharin, Kaitlin Rose Keegan and Rob Walker later on in the night. There will be a show by Curtin University fashion design students and towards the end of the night EFWA 2017 Australian Fashion Graduates Scholarship Award Winners will each show six of their designs on the runway.

24th November

The designers showcasing their work on day two are:

Green Embassy
Jude Taylor
Skylark the Label
Sylvia Calvo
Connally McDougall
Shravan Kumar

The evening will also include a musical performance by Sharin and a Malawai Eco Designer Showcase curated by Patti DeSante.

Sylvia Calvo Fashion Label
Sylvia Calvo
Connally McDougall sustainable fashion will showcase at Eco Fashion Week Australia
Connally McDougall
MyMarini Ethical Swimwear SS17 Croatia Wavecatcher

25th November

The eight designers showing off their eco fashion designs on this day:

Merdi Sihombing
Barbwire Noose
Fabric of Nature

Arcaro Couture

Eco Fashion Sewing
Senorita Awesumo
Studio Membrane

The third evening of the event will also include a live musical performance by Kaitlin Rose Keegan. There will also be a ‘Style It Green’ collection by Eco Fashion Week Australia fashion stylist Dalija Vlahov, where five audience members will be selected for a unique makeover to demonstrate the different ways the classic Little Black Dress can be styled.

Claudi fashion label

VFW 2017FW | “WILL TO WALK” collection – Finale from HIROAKI TANAKA  of Studio Membrane.

26th November

The fourth day showcases even more fantastic designers:

sista of JAC
Gemini Kite
Elle Evans
Things of Substance
Curtin Springs
Kirsten Ley

There will also be a second Style It Green Little Black Dress makeover session. The evening will even include a live musical performance by Rob Walker. Lastly for this evening is the Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R. Wilson which will feature the work of 21 unique designers from 12 countries. These designers have accepted the challenge to create a single runway look with used men’s dress shirts showcasing their point of view as designers.

27th November

The final evening displays the talents of even more designers. They are:

Verdant the Label
Simon Arnol
Azulant Akora
Vitamin by Sonalika
Salvij by Gigi

Mademe Tiki Boutique 
Heke Design
Lima Jordan

Also taking place is another Style It Green makeover session.

Azulant Akora
Azulant Akora
Lima Jordan upcycled designer to feature in Eco Fashion Week Australia
Lima Jordan upcycled couture will show at Eco Fashion Week Australia.

In Perth that week and want to support this Aussie sustainable fashion week?

Make sure to purchase event tickets through the Eco Fashion Week Australia website. Only a limited number of tickets are available for purchase each night so make sure to purchase now or risk not being able to see one of your favourite designers!

Eco Fashion Week Australia is also “giving back”. They will be donating $5 from every single ticket sold to ocean conservation organisation Sea Shepherd Australia; a non-profit organisation safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems to ensure their survival for future generations. 

Fore more information about the types of workshops and events being held during Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017, visit

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