Sustainable glamour hits runway

Published 5:00am 11 April 2024

Sustainable glamour hits runway
Words by Nadia Chapman

An indigenous-led fashion runway at Rothwell recently showcased a variety of sustainable First Nations designers from across Australia.

Fashique Runway is a project first established in 2014 by Cheryl Creed, the founder of the sustainable fashion label Murrii Quu Couture.

Cheryl's vision for Fashique Runway stems from her commitment to addressing the environmental impact of fast fashion and promoting sustainable practices within the industry.

“Fashique Runway serves as a platform to showcase sustainable fashion designs, including those from my own label, Murrii Quu Couture,” Cheryl says.

“Through this initiative, I hope to inspire consumers, designers, and industry stakeholders to prioritise sustainability in their fashion choices and practices.”

The event was held on April 10 at Rothwell’s Hope Centre.

Fashique Runway is proudly collaborating with the Hope Centre and Strong Women Talking organisation.

“I had the privilege of sharing my journey as a designer with First Nations women at a workshop hosted by the founder of Strong Women Talking, Pastor Sono Leone. The workshop was held at the Hope Centre in Rothwell,” she says.

“Pastor Jane from the Hope Centre was invited to witness the women in my designs.

“Encouraged by Pastor Sono - I shared my story with Pastor Jane - leading to the decision to hold a fashion show there, continuing our celebration of indigenous creativity and empowerment.”

Fashique Runway is a celebration of sustainable glamour for the northside community. 

"As Fashique Runway evolves, my focus remains on educating the community about the perils of fast fashion and promoting resourcefulness in how individuals purchase and dispose of their clothes," Cheryl says.

"Moving forward, I plan to continue organising fashion shows, aiming to bring major events to the northside of Brisbane."

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