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This collection presents a collaboration between award-winning Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup, fashion designer Ingrid Verner and Craft Victoria. Showcased as part of Global Indigenous Runway, Craft's Window exhibition program and the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, the collection embodies Waup's graphic visual and woven artwork, exploring themes of connection, identity and country. 

Four original works by Waup - Homeward Boundaries, Land Mapping, Family Circles and Protection were drawn upon to build the series and the collection was developed across four months between artist Lisa Waup, designer Ingrid Verner and Craft curator and commissions manager Sarah Weston.

Fusing Art and Fashion, the garments draw from a strong tradition of language and symbols with a palette referencing Waup's monochromatic print work and the reds and greens of the Australian landscape. 

At its core, this collection represents collaboration, respect and connection - our connection to country and family, and the connection between all of us. 

Imaged Credits: These images were created in collaboration with award winning photographer Phebe Schmidt