'Fashion is about identity. It's about social history. It is a common denominator among all cultures and a catalyst for social cohesion'.
Fashions of Multicultural Australia (FOMA) is a first-ever national initiative that unites cultures, generate trade opportunities, and fosters social cohesion through the universally binding industry that is fashion. FOMA will acknowledge the origins of Australian fashion and how migration has historically affected it.
FOMA provides a sustainable platform for international and emerging designers and works in collaboration with Foreign Embassies and Consulates.
FOMA is proudly supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, NSW.
FOMA is now in its 3rd year following a breakout launch in 2018, and a 3000 people showcase in 2019. In 2020 FOMA will once again bring to our communities on Saturday, June 20th 2020, a publicly accessible cultural designer exhibit at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences followed by a spectacular runway show. REGISTER.
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