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.
Through an annual showcase and cultural exhibit in collaboration with Foreign Embassies and Consulates FOMA leverages arts, textile design and visual story-telling and as a conduit to bring together and share these unique perspectives in a way that visually depicts Australia’s uniquely diverse identity to the globe. By highlighting the artistic and cultural influences that underpin the creative use of materials, FOMA uncovers and celebrates the very social and cultural fabrics that define contemporary Australia.
FOMA is proudly supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, NSW.
Major Breakthrough for Participating FOMA Designers over the years
Indigenous FOMA Designer 2018 Colleen Tighe Johnson named NSW Emerging Creative Talent at 2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards - read more here
Anjilla Seddeqi, FOMA 2019 Refugee Designer from Afghanistan featured in Harper's Bazaar centre spread post the runway and is now a renowned name in the industry - read more here
* FOMA was formerly Fashions of Multicultural Australia and after ongoing stakeholder and community feedback it was re-branded as Fabrics to ensure that it is inclusive of our cultural and creative industries.