The first ever Eco Fashion Week Australia kicks off in Perth on November 23, offering a mix of eco fashion shows, hands-on workshops, sustainability seminars and a re-loved designer pop-up shop supporting the RSPCA.

Over 40 designers – local, national and international – are set to wow the audiences with their incredible eco collections. Scoop got the lowdown on the top six shows you won’t want to miss at this year’s event.

Green Embassy by Zuhal Kuvan-Mills

Australia

Catch the show: November 24

Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is an artist, educator and eco designer as well as being the founder of Eco Fashion Week Australia. GREEN EMBASSY, her artisan clothing label, celebrates the spirit of sustainability. In a unique fusion of timeless textile sculptures, traditional handmade techniques, organically certified materials and luxury quality, these wearable art pieces elevate slow fashion to a whole new level. Each collection spotlights an area of global concern, with season’s collection themed around the concept of Empty Oceans. Read more.

Jude Taylor

Australia

Catch the show: November 24

Jude Taylor is a highly regarded Western Australian artist with a body of work spanning nearly three decades. She is renowned for her striking hand-coloured linocut prints, which are represented in private and institutional art collections throughout Australia. AT EFWA she will be showing hand-printed wildflower fabrics in classic styles and hand-coloured silks paired with handmade accessories from local jewellers. Read more.

Merdi

Indonesia

Catch the show: November 25

One thing that makes Merdi’s collections truly unique is his use of local, traditional craftsmen in creating his garments. The designer offers garments inspired by traditional communities. His work with natural dyes using authentic traditional symbols make his work relevant not only in the Batik culture, but also significant as an effort towards embracing sustainability in the contemporary age. Read more.

Studio Membrane by Hiroaki Tanaka

Japan

Catch the show: November 25

Designer Hiroaki Tanaka is interested in clothes as a medium for recording human culture and cognition. His work focuses on the idea that we can also relive the past a little by wearing traditional costumes, even if we live in modern times. Clothing has the power to let others experience recognition and context. Since realizing that clothing is a mirror of human perception, Hiroaki began to use clothing subjectively, as a form of media.  Read more.

EFWA Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R Wilson

International

Catch the show: November 26

Marilyn R. Wilson is a freelance writer, published author and speaker who has been interviewing fashion professionals and covering fashion events for over a decade. For this unique show, she reached out to 21 young designers from 12 countries all of whom she had seen offering inspiring collections on the runway. Each was challenged to created one runway look from upcycled men’s dress shirts. The results are a stunning mix of styles from street, to classic, to avant garde. Read more.

Prophetik by Jeff Garner

United States

Catch the show: November 27

Romantic visual artist, pioneer, and unconventional designer Jeff Garner and his sustainable eco label Prophetik are on a mission of transformation; leading the evolution of fashion and changing our perception of luxury. The designer is committed to creating distinctive, sustainable, eco-friendly fashion that is a reflection of his environment. A press favourite and a prominent voice in the ethical fashion arena, Jeff regularly dresses Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon, and other big name celebs. Read more.

Eco Fashion Week Australia runs from November 23 – 27th. Each show has limited seating, so make sure you get your tickets now! Find out more.

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