Fabrics of Multicultural Australia (FOMA) is a sustainable platform that stimulates economic growth for the creative sector and generates bilateral trading opportunities while fostering social cohesion.
FOMA also works in conjunction with Foreign Governments and their Trade Commissions based in Australia. Enabling them to leverage visual arts, textile design, and visual storytelling as a conduit to bringing together and sharing unique cultural perspectives in a way that visually depicts Australia’s uniquely diverse identity to the globe.
FOMA is set to return with its immensely sought-after annual showcase on Thursday 2nd December at the Australian National Maritime Museum in collaboration with Foreign Governments. Featuring a diverse range of Artists and Cultural Exhibits, the platform will return with the same cultural and stylistic dynamism that saw the FOMA 2019 & 2020 welcome 3,200 guests and accumulate an audience reach in excess of 7,00,000 across socials. Artists, Designers and Foreign Governments featured will be launched mid October.
"It was such an honour to open the inaugural event for FOMA's Launch Runway, to showcase my cultural heritage of the oldest living people in the world. A unique event with a platform to showcase the elite designers and their creativity from many cultures and countries.
I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing platform in sharing our culture with the world. I look forward to the upcoming events with FOMA and the diversity of a strong showcase. Many thanks to Sonia and the Gandhi Creations Pty Ltd team"
- Colleen Tighe Johnson, FOMA Opening Indigenous Showcase by a proud Gomeroi Woman
"I wish to thank the FOMA team for their vision and their commitment to bring fashion diplomacy into the heart of Australia’s multicultural community. Fashion has an important role to play in promoting cultural heritage – textiles, accessories, designs and colors all come together to share the unique story of a people and their culture. Providing the platform for cultural expression through fashion helps to truly promote respect for diversity. Congratulations FOMA!"
- Nina Cainglet, Minister and Consul General, Republic of the Philippines, Embassy of the Philippines, Canberra