International model and proud Awabakal woman Charlee Fraser is taking on the role of Ambassador and model mentor for Walking in Two Worlds next month. Walking in Two Worlds is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring, fashion and design project culminating in an event spectacular to be held in Cairns.
International model and proud Awabakal woman Charlee Fraser walks for the best of them. Think Alexander Wang, Prada, Dior, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Chanel, Mulberry, Céline, Stella McCartney and Tom Ford, to name a few. Charlee is only the the third indigenous model to ever grace the cover of VOGUE Australia. She follows Elaine George in 1993 and Sam Harris in 2010. She’s also featured on other Vogue international covers not to mention Harpers Bazaar, RUSSH, InPrint and The Edit. The list goes on.
Ambassador & Model Mentor
Charlee is now also the Ambassador and Model Mentor for a Far North Queensland Fashion Extravaganza Walking in Two Worlds. Her involvement in the 10-day model mentoring programme taking place on Country results from an invitation by traditional owner and artist Elverina Johnson.
The programme culminates in a fashion performance at the Bulmbja-ja Arts Centre in Cairns on 11 December with 120 invited guests. The performance will reveal five new fashion collections. They include works by Lynelle Flinders, Elverina Johnson, Emily Doolah, Nickeema Williams and Waringarri Arts Centre. Additionally, popular male model Nathan McGuire is one of the influencers participating, along with Luke Currie Richardson.
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Fraser announced the Ambassadorship on Instagram to her 35,000 followers
“I am so thrilled, thankful, grateful and excited to announce my new role as ambassador and industry mentor for First Nations Fashion + Design. I’ve long dreamed of this moment where my culture and career collide. I can’t wait to share this journey with you.”
First Nations Fashion + Design is organising the event. The indigenous not-for-profit outfit supports and mentors Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in fashion and design.
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Meanwhile, you may like to see the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Water is Sacred showcase. Or, check out more about NAIDOC.