Monday, April 19, 2021

Charlee Fraser Mentors Indigenous Models for the Future of Fashion

CHARLEE FRASER

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 Profile

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.

Indigenous Model Charlee Frazer at VAMFF 2020
Photo: Dimitra Koriozos

 

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.

Charlee Fraser
@charleefraser

Fashion Performance

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.

Designs by Elverina Johnson
Designs by Elverina Johnson

Excited to Share

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.”

Designs by Lynelle Flinders
Designs by Lynelle Flinders

 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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See more:

Cocktail Revolution is celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on social media this Week.

Meanwhile, you may like to see the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair  Water is Sacred showcase. Or, check out more about NAIDOC.

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