BEAUTY WITHIN THE DROUGHT, REIMAGINED
Dress the Central West has been a collaborative journey that has inspired, engaged, encouraged and empowered local people within central west communities to find “Beauty within the Drought”. The Gala has showcased regional designers, models, dancers, avant-garde makeup artists, and local hair stylists in a collective production that tells the story of our Outback.
RESILIENCE, STRENGTH AND UNITY
Red Ridge (Interior Queensland) Ltd partnered with Central West Hospital and
Health Service (CWHHS) and Central West Aboriginal Corporation (CWAC) to create the fashion parade of the year, Dress the Central West. Teaming with Fashion designer Claudia Williams, from Llani Creative, each outfit represented the history and traditions of the four communities involved in the project—Winton, Blackall, Longreach and Barcaldine.
Dress the Central West’s journey began on Monday, 26th of November, with workshops being held in Winton, Blackall, Barcaldine and Longreach. With Claudia Williams acting as creative director, our communities began designing several outfits that best represented their towns, stories, and culture in the adversity of drought using recycled or found material.