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FRIDAY, 1 MARCH 2019 17:00
Fashions of Multicultural Australia 2019 Runway Show

'Fashion is a common denominator among all cultures and a catalyst for social cohesion'.


Join Jeremy Fernandez, ABC News Journalist and Presenter and Charlotte Smith, Fashion Anthropologist as your Master of Ceremonies at FOMA 2019  taking place on Friday 1st March at a venue of cultural significance The Cutaway, Barangaroo.

Fashions of Multicultural Australia (FOMA) is a first-ever national initiative that will integrate cultures, generate trade opportunities, and foster social cohesion through the universally binding industry that is fashion. In conjunction with various Foreign Embassy partners, FOMA will navigate the origins of Australian fashion and depict how migration has historically affected it. FOMA is proudly supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia Korea Foundation.

FOMA beleives in giving back, we are pleased to announce that a $1.00 from each ticket sale will be donated to our chairty partner Dress for Sucess. A registered charity that improves the employability of women in need in NSW by providing, free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support and the career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency.

Date: Friday 1 March, 2019
Cultural Exhibit:  12.00PM - 5:00 PM (Meet and Greet with Designers & Cultural Buyer Showcase)
Runway Show: 5.00PM - 8.00PM ( $30.00 Tickets including fees)
Venue: The Cutaway, 1 Merriman Street, Barangaroo Reserve, NSW 


In 2019, FOMA will debut with a spectacular multicultural runway showcase, providing audiences with a colourful range of couture, designs, stories, and perspectives from emerging designers from across Australia and the globe. There will also be two FOMA Designer Awards associated with the Runway Showcase that will wrap up the evening.

Additionally, FOMA will be featuring a Designer and Embassy Exhibit which will provide unique opportunities to gain key insights into the many diverse communities that comprise Australia’s multicultural landscape. It will provide a hands-on, multi-sensory experience, allowing guests to taste, smell, touch, hear and view some of the most significant items comprising the cultural and commercial identities of nations that make up the multicultural landscape of Australia.

Sample one of Ireland’s most successful Whiskey exports whilst dressing yourself in a traditional Korean Hanbok, or enjoy a traditional Indonesian Coffee as an exciting range of Latin American music resonates throughout the Cutaway. Attendees will also experience the opportunity to understand the diversity of products that enhance bi-lateral trade between Australia and other nations. This will include the ability to purchase directly from the designers during the exhibit. 

Your FOMA Ticket Includes:

  • Entry to the three-hour Runway Showcase from 5:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Entry to the Designer & Embassy Cultural Engagement Hubs from 12PM - 4.30PM (register here)
  • Ability to buy directly from 15 Designers
  • Meet and Greet with 15 International and local Designers and understand fashion trends
  • Mingle with dignitaries from various foreign embassies
  • Network with media and buyers
  • Variety of food and drinks on offer to purchase due to this reason it is an 18+ event

Secure your ticket today and be in attendance as we explore and showcase and celebrate Australia's diversity, all through a unique fashion spectacle like you've never witnessed before.

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