2017 TV Week Logie Dress Project
GREEN CARPET CHALLENGE FOR 2017 TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS
TJ Cowlishaw, Indigenous Fashion Designer, has recently being approached by Channel 7 superstar Bonnie Sveen to design an eco-couture dress and clutch for the 2017 TV Week Logie Awards.
For this upcoming “Green Carpet Challenge” project, AARLI collaborated with Australian Indigenous Designers Caressa Sengstock from evening wear brand Caressa and Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier Jewellery Collaboration with Indigenous designer, Alison Page.
TJ Cowlishaw concept was to make a eco couture gown made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. AARLI will be utilizing remnants of limited edition print ‘Urban Warriors’ PET fabric which is made from a combination of Hemp + PET® (recycled plastic bottles). Eco couture dress will be ethically produced and hand made in Australia from ‘Maker to Red Carpet’ in less than 30 days.
“Urban Warriors print represents a contemporary version of warrior paint. As the next generation of leaders who are implementing positive influence spreading awareness through self-expression. Education through fashion. Ethics and principles remembered from tradition. The spiritual connection passed down from family, elders + ancestors. Urban Warriors explores a new perspective of the younger generation to continue a legacy by remembering our past, educating the present and embracing what the future beholds.”
59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards was held on 23 April 2017 at the Crown, Melbourne.