Australian Embassy

Faith Fashion Fusion Exhibition

Media Release

1 March 2018

Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim Women’s Style in Australia, an exhibition celebrating the stories of Australian Muslim women through fashion, opens at the Jakarta History Museum, from 1 - 18 March 2018.

The exhibition features a wide range of fashion statements, including the famous ‘burqini’ swimsuit invented by Australian Aheda Zanetti. It also highlights personal stories of women like Mecca Laalaa, who became the first Muslim female surf lifesaver in Australia.

Australian Muslim fashion blogger and designer Delina Darusman-Gala and renowned curator Glynis Jones will attend the opening reception and conduct master classes while in Jakarta for the exhibition.

Ms Darusman-Gala will be showing her latest collection alongside Indonesian designer and Australian alumni Jenahara Nasution at a mini fashion show during the opening.

“Faith Fashion Fusion highlights the diversity and creativity of the Australian community; characteristics we share with the Indonesian community,” Australian Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Allaster Cox said. “We are pleased to bring this innovative exhibition to a new audience in Jakarta.”

The Head of Jakarta Historical Museums Management Unit, Ms Sri Kusumawati, SS, M.Si said: “Jakarta History Museum is pleased to host this exhibition together with the Australian Embassy. I hope this exhibition will create further opportunities for cultural and tourism partnerships between our two countries.”

Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim Women’s Style in Australia is an exhibition developed by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney.

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