Bolero Jacket - Cotton Drill
Artisan Culture – Connecting Women through Textiles
"The idea behind ‘Connecting Women Through Textiles’ is to highlight and promote the unique talents of traditional artisans from diverse cultures, such as India and Australia. I wanted to showcase how these talented women actually have a lot in common, which can be seen through their textile creations. By encouraging collaborations between artisans and designers, my aim is to bring together ways ethical fashion can offer opportunities to revive disappearing traditional craft techniques, offer financial reprieve for disadvantaged communities and promote traditional heritage through contemporary practice. These capes are just a symbol of what is possible." (Julie Lantry)
BIO: Julie Lantry is the founder of Artisan Culture. She is a fashion designer and researcher, with over thirty years of experience in the garment industry. During her career, she has had the opportunity to work with artisans in India and conduct numerous textile tours, where designers have collaborated with traditional artisans to create contemporary textiles.
Injalak Women: Priscilla Badari, Lynne Nadjowh, Sylvia Badari, Katra Nganjmirra, Gabriella Maralngurra
This item is a unique, one-of-a-kind garment created as part of the 'Get It On! 2018 - Spotlight on Hand-Printed Aboriginal Designed Fabric' Fashion & Textile Project, conceived and facilitated by Injalak Arts. All exhibition items are for sale. These exhibition items will be display at Aboriginal Bush Traders, Darwin from June 22 until August 19 2018. All sold exhibition items will be available for collection/post after the exhibition closes on August 19.