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8 October, 2021

Taking fashion to new heights

CAIRNS fashion designers soared to new heights when the Fashique Runway was held at the Cairns Shangri La hotel late last month.

By Peter McCullagh

Billed as Cairns’ first and most glamorous sustainable fashion event, Fashique Runway attracted 100 guest, 22 models and 14 fashion collections from top indigenous designers.

The black-tie affair attracted guests from throughout Queensland in addition to guests from Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

The models had been preparing for weeks under the watchful eye of Cairns fashion icon, Cheryl Creed, owner and designer of Murrii Quu Couture. The models brought a true international flavour to the event, with diverse ethnic heritages including Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islands, Māori, Thai, Dutch plus a host of Pacific countries as well as Europe.

Organiser Cheryl Creed was thrilled with the evening. “The excitement in the room was electric.

“The fashions were stunning, and the models were simply breath-taking. A classic event showcasing the sustainable fashion in a glamourous manner.”

“The event was a celebration of ‘slow fashion’ designed to make small changes in terms of our attitudes towards fashion, how we shop, how we manufacture and how we dispose of clothes.

“We were looking at alternative ways and bringing greater awareness towards fashion being one of our greatest environmental threats.”

“To have an opportunity to showcase my fashions in Cairns was important to me. To share the experience with my family and friends, I could not have asked for a better occasion,” Ms Creed said.

“Fashique Runway, is an extension of my current fashion business “Murrii Quu Couture” and it is my dream to produce a fashion runway that’s bigger, better and more exciting, I would like Fashique Runway to be the event to go to without leaving our city.”

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