Slattery is delighted to unite with leading design, property and construction firms Architectus, Brookfield Properties and MPA in support of Melbourne Fashion Festival’s First Nations Runway and KIN Fashion Exhibition, sponsored by Kinaway Chamber of Commerce. The First Nations Program complements the MOB in Fashion employment pathways program led by Indigenous model and designer, Nathan McGuire.

Held on the lands of the Wurundjeri people, the First Nations Runway will feature an all First Nations Designer line up. Presented by Vogue Australia and Samsung and also referred to as Runway 5, the event will be held on 11 March at ACMI in Federation Square, with two sell-out shows.

Managing Director, Sarah Slattery said: “Slattery is passionate about contributing to Australia’s arts and cultural landscape. The Consortiums partnership with MFF and Kinaway highlights our shared vision for meaningful change through engagement with First Nations communities.  This event will place Melbourne at the forefront of First Nations Fashion”.

The KIN Fashion Exhibition will showcase nine First Nations clothing and homeware designers. The space will include an exhibition of campaign imagery, along with designer bios and a central textile installation representing their work. This can be viewed from 3-12 March at Federation Square.

The design, property and construction industries are widely committed to Reconciliation Action Plans. Slattery is proud to be leading the way by achieving Innovate status, with Architectus achieving Reflect status and Brookfield Properties and MPA finalising their Reflect proposals

We’re proud to be partnering with peers who each share a vision of exceeding the state government’s one percent employment target for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employees and supporting First Nations employment pathways across various industries. Slattery are also supporting employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through our recently launched First Nations Scholarship Program.

The Consortium has also contributed $10,000 towards a bursary to support the MOB in Fashion program, led by Nathan McGuire.

Slattery is thrilled to be combining our vision for reconciliation with our longstanding commitment to Australia’s arts & cultural landscape.

To ready more about Slattery’s experience in arts and culture, click here. Slattery is currently working on some of the country’s most exciting arts & culture projects, including the ACMI renewal, the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation, and Powerhouse and Ultimo in New South Wales.

To read more about Slattery’s commitment to reconciliation, click here.