Thursday, September 19

After a three-year break, Undress Runways is returning to the Australian fashion scene with a three-day sustainable fashion event and a message for all Australians: Look good, responsibly.

Undress Runways will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane across 2019/2020.

From humble beginnings in 2011, the first-of-its-kind sustainable runway event was born out of a pop-up runway show in a Brisbane car park. Undress has since developed into a national sustainable fashion event on a mission to accelerate humanity towards a respectful relationship with clothing.

Edda Hamar, CEO & Co-Founder of Undress Runways, and United National Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, says Undress has grown into Australia’s leading sustainable fashion runway event worked on by hundreds of people each year.

“We have showcased over 100 Australian and international sustainable designers and welcomed more than 5000 guests to our shows,” she says.

With the new Undress, Hamar says she’s determined to create an event that inspires action for the climate emergency and equips the fashion industry with tools and insight to make lasting change.

“We are going beyond celebrating the aesthetic of fashion and making space for important discussion on sustainability, ethics, diversity and inclusion, the climate crisis and tech innovation,” she says.

“These are the key challenges we need to address to ensure a future for the fashion industry.”

Undress has stepped up its game this year, attracting international keynotes speakers such as Maxine Bedat of New Standard Institute, Dominique Drakeford of Melanin.ASS, and Australia’s very own Natalie Isaacs of 1 Million Women.

Kicking off in a repurposed textile factory in Coburg, Melbourne on 22 November, Undress will be debuting a new 3-day program including a full-day conference, their flagship runway show and a cultural day.

The lineup

Undress Your Mind is a full-day conference exploring initiatives within the creative industries that work towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This event is designed for people working in the creative industries; designers, brands, artists, musicians, educators, retailers and individuals who are interested in exploring the topics of climate emergency, reduced inequalities and lowering their footprint.

Undress Runways is the flagship sustainable fashion runway evening where everyone is welcome. It’s a fun night out celebrating designers who are paving the way to a sustainable and ethical future in fashion.

Undress Showroom is open to the public and includes art exhibitions, ethical designer displays, live music, slam poets, food stocks and brand activations. It’s free to attend.

Tickets to Undress Melbourne go on sale on the 23 August 2019. Find out more here.

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Brittanie is the founder and editor of Britt's List, and an advocate for sustainable and Australian fashion. She loves indoor plants, hot chips, blue cheese, boutique gin and patting puppers on the street.

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