Nagnata presents Movement 10 with an immersive experience celebrating the brand’s founding philosophy through a cast of creative collaborators.
Held at Bangarra Dance Theatre, the intentionally off-schedule presentation opened with a performance choreographed exclusively for Nagnata by the incomparable Waangenga Blanco, former lead choreographer and principle dancer of Bangarra.
Building into a runway showcase, Movement 10 was presented across 20 genderless looks. Over a year in development, the collection showcased Nagnata’s newest seamless fabrication with increased Merino Wool fibre content of 71% Responsible Wool Sourcing.
On the runway the form fits are contrasted with unexpected voluminous styling and a play of proportions. The brand’s signature 90’s minimalism is a given - low slung track pants, belly chains and pearl-punk styling with hand pearling by Holly Ryan. Stone jewellery by Dinosaur Designs and woven accoutrements by Cassie Leatham of Yanggurdi Designs add grounded earthly elements.
The Nagnata uniform is constantly evolving; this movement presents second skin rib knitwear and inverse colour blocked contour lines in a tropic colour palette of pink and green, earthed in cream and cacao. Nagnata’s new style, the All-in-one suit, pushes the boundaries of movement-wear for the contemporary fashion wardrobe.
Over lunch, prepared by Arlo Communal with a focus on native and local ingredients, Laura May Gibbs hosted a conversation alongside author Lucianne Tonti and special guests Nathan Mcguire and Ella Noah Bancroft. The discussion explored the Nagnata brand pillars, caring for community and caring for country, presenting the Reconciliation Action Plan and Sustainability Roadmap.
“Nagnata is rooted in conscious design and the interrelationship between art and activism,” says Nagnata founder Laura May Gibbs. “Our Movement 10 presentation is a moment to celebrate these ideals but also look to the future. Our roadmap to a more sustainable future is an ambitious one, but with clarity of vision and staunch commitment, I believe we can do it.”
Thank you to our cast of creative collaborators who helped bring this to life.
Special thank you to our sponsors...
HAIR - R + Co Bleu
Hair by Paloma Garcia @ Paloma salon
MAKEUP - Ere Perez Makeup by Claire Thomson
JEWELLERY - Holly Ryan Studio
Yanggurdi Designs by Cassie Leatham
STYLING - Ilkin Kurt
MOVEMENT - Movement by Waangenga Blanco
MUSIC - Music by Gary Sinclair
VENUE - Bangarra Dance Theatre