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Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners
Maayama-li Dress, Maara Collective | International Design Awards Winners

Maayama-li Dress

CompanyMaara Collective
Lead DesignersJulie Shaw (in collaboration with Bula'bula Arts)
Design TeamDesigner: Julie Shaw. Weavers: Mary Dhapalany, Evonne Munuyngu, Lisa Gurrulpa, Serena Gubuyani and Margaret Malibirr.
CreditsPhoto images by Daphne Nguyen, Petrina Tinslay
Prize(s)Gold in Other Fashion Designs / Cultural/Traditional Costumes, Fashion Design of the Year
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Entry Description

The Maayama-li Dress was designed by First Nations designer Julie Shaw and made in collaboration with Aboriginal weavers of Bula’bula Art Centre in remote Arnhem Land. A couture-inspired piece, the bodice was made using plant materials harvested from Country, using ancient traditional weaving techniques of the Yolngu people. The skirt section was made from deadstock fabric, using couture draping techniques by seamstress/draper Alice Cliff. This dress is a celebration of artisans coming together to achieve a creative vision, and representing the intersection of high fashion & Indigenous design.