FABRICS OF MULTICULTURAL AUSTRALIA
Fabrics of Multicultural Australia (FOMA) is a sustainable platform for the creative sector that generates trade opportunities, unites cultures and fosters social cohesion. FOMA showcases to a global audience the interweaving threads that collectively form the unique identity of contemporary Australia.
Stemming from our nation’s diverse landscape are a myriad of unique stories, perspectives, customs, histories and social identities, all of which function harmoniously to position multiculturalism as one of Australia’s greatest strengths.
FOMA in 2021 will once again feature a Artistic & Cultural Exhibits featuring traditional and contemporary fashion in collaboration with foreign governments. The FOMA Runway Showcase will feature a diverse program of First Nations, International and local designers. The platform will return with the same cultural and stylistic dynamism that saw the FOMA Runway Showcase welcome 3,000 guests and accumulate an audience reach in excess of 7,000,000.
"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 to our culture and 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