Phoebe Bamford, Hartje Hout, Judy Who and Jaz Who preparing for Wrapt In Nimbin.
Phoebe Bamford, Hartje Hout, Judy Who and Jaz Who preparing for Wrapt In Nimbin. Jay Cronan

Nimbin catwalk goes burlesque

DAZZLING designs and funky fashions will be on show at the Wrapt in Nimbin fashion parade this Saturday.

The parade has been organised by Nimbin Fashion Australia Inc, which was formed by fashion designers from Nimbin village.

Local designers will be showing off some of their latest creations including luscious leather, cool corsets and striking street wear as well as wearable art from Nimbin High School students.

"We've got very feminine, very wild and some very tribal fashions," said Judy Who of Nimbin Fashion Inc.

The parade promises to reveal much more burlesque glamour and personality than your average catwalk show, with an emphasis on performance as well as modelling.

"Every designer in each segment will make it very theatrical; it's not just a straight catwalk show, it's much more fun," said designer Jaz Who, 22.

There will be a performance from the Spaghetti Circus troupe from Mullumbimby and local artist Hartje Hout, 30, plans to swing from a trapeze and wow the crowd with her fire-twirling skills.

The parade will be held in the Nimbin Bush Theatre and Judy Who said it was a beautiful venue to feature fashions:

"There was a fashion show here called Wrapt in Nimbin 18 years ago that was pretty magical. It was in this venue, which is amazing, so we want to re-create that magic."

Nimbin Fashion Australia was created to capitalise on the talent of local designers and the fact that the Nimbin brand is recognised within Australia and internationally.

Model Phoebe Bamford, 30, said there are some world-class designers in the town.

"It's great to have an event like this to showcase all the talented people in our area.

"Fashion is basically self-expression and this is a very creative community."

The fashion show is on at 3.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday followed by an after party featuring DJ Pop. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students.

 



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