Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program | MICO|4

This year we are so excited to share we are returning to the iconic Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program curated by Sai-Wai Foo, 

with a production exploring how the answers to waste colonialism can be found through biomimicry and reverence for the Funghi kingdom.

Held at RE/Space, the fourth floor installation space of innovative architectural project BETA by Sth Bnk, created entirely from found and waste materials, audiences will be  immersed into a world that bears reverence to nature’s first recyclers – mushrooms, through the continuation of a series designed to ignite all senses through recycled fashion, recycled installation, decolonised beauty, and circular design, created from inhouse and community sourced textile scraps and both food waste, low impact and plant-based dyes. This production is the continuation of a series co-founded by our label and projection artist Simbiotic.Vision.

The show will consist of a durational music performance curated and performed by producer and vocalist Komang in conversation with movement artists and muses- iconic independent artists across Naarm’s dynamic creative artists community alongside agency models represented by our official agency partner Jira Models. The runway hair direction will feature decolonial hairstyles of mycelial inspired textured, afro, and coily styles under direction of Elvies Studios with hair product sponsor Organic Suku, a company that fuses ancient traditions with trichology to create products that support multi-textured hair. The runway will also feature plant based cactus leather accessories by cruelty free artisan label Texcoco Collective. 

Vegan and vegetarian catering for all guests included in the ticket purchase will be provided by café and social enterprise Ageyo Coffee. Ushering in the inaugural fungi season, this show will both entertain and educate through the collective exploration of the themes of connectivity, and the cycle of life, death and renewal.

Secure tickets via Humanitix here. We hope you can join us for what will be an incredible collaborative event.  

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