Rising Trend: Garment Rentals Gain Momentum with Kirrikin's Entry
Garment rentals, a sustainable and cost-effective fashion approach, are enjoying renewed popularity in Australia in 2023. As year-end festivities draw near, the concept of renting clothes has become increasingly attractive to both consumers and brands. Kirrikin, a renowned First Nations fashion brand recognized for its digitally-printed garments, has now joined this trend, expanding its market presence locally and internationally
Amid the pandemic, Australia is embracing its overlooked Indigenous fashion traditions through the groundbreaking Piinpi exhibition at Bendigo Regional Gallery. This year has seen the rise of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards, increased Indigenous representation in mainstream fashion, and the establishment of First Nations Fashion and Design. This movement goes beyond a 'moment,' reflecting persistent efforts in this transformative shift.
Introducing Kirrikin's Weekly Photo Interview Series! In our first feature, we met the multi-talented Ash Grant, a graphic designer and professional basketball player with the Melbourne Boomers, originally from Perth. Her excitement exploring Perth Hills' Raeburn Orchard, known for its stunning Autumn scenery, is captured in this snapshot. Stay tuned for more captivating interviews!
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games' cultural celebration, Kirrikin unveiled its Kirrikin Summer resort-wear collection at the Intertwined event. This event honored Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, featuring stunning models. Kirrikin expanded its range to include kaftans, swimwear, dresses, jumpsuits, and earrings, while the SS18 collection showcased Francine Kickett's 'Hills' artwork. With a commitment to change the print and artist each season, Kirrikin makes a statement in Australian fashion. They also give back by sharing profits with artists and supporting Aboriginal women in prison. Explore the collection here: https://bit.ly/2GV9033.
Introducing Kirrikin Summer (SS18): A Conversation with Founder Amanda Healy
With the sun-kissed launch of Kirrikin's inaugural resort wear line, Kirrikin Summer (SS18), we couldn't resist the urge to sit down and have a candid conversation with the visionary behind it all, Amanda Healy. As a brand that not only embraces fashion but also embodies a profound commitment to social enterprise, we believe it's essential for our cherished customers and devoted followers to delve into the rich narrative that lies at the heart of Kirrikin.
It's that awkward time of the year in Australia when the weather plays a few mind games with you. It isn't quite cool enough for a jacket, but it isn't sunny enough for denim shorts and singlets. Don't worry, we've got your covered. Enter a few accessories and you'll be sure to stay ahead of the fashion and the weather game.