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Apr 15, 2015 1:45 PM ET

Emu Designs: New York Fashion Week – Representing Australia at New York Fashion Week

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 15, 2015

Emu Designs: New York Fashion Week

By Natalie Cunningham

The story of the project

Emu Designs is a family company run by husband and wife team Eli and Natalie Cunningham.
Their range of swimwear and resort wear is of the highest quality, with hand embellishments, support features and unique authentic Indigenous textiles and designs made in Australia.
Eli and Natalie have had four children, after becoming frustrated not being able to find fashionable supportive swimwear for  the young mother with a ‘real body’, Eli and Natalie launched their line in July 2013.

Emu Designs has had an overwhelming positive response:
 – Earned mentoring with Stephen Carter from Jets Swimwear
–  Awarded the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Deadly Award for fashion design
– Showcased in Sydney at the inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week

– Showcased at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Brisbane

– Invited to Showcase SS 2015/16 collection at New York Fashion Week

Emu Designs have been given a Once In A Lifetime opportunity to represent Australia on an International platform at New York Fashion Week September 2015. 

Eli and Natalie have exhausted all their money back into Emu Designs and raising their children now they desperately need your support to fulfil their dream to showcase internationally as it is not possible without you.

How the funds will be used

Your investment in Emu Designs will pay for:

– Prestige venue in New York – PIER 59 Studios
– 2 Return Economy flights from Brisbane to New York City
– Accommodation
– 14 Runway Models
– Hair Stylist
– Make Up Artist
– Nail Technician 
– Model’s Fittings
– Model’s Shoes & Accessories
– Stage Manager
– AV/ Lighting/ Production
– Production Crew
– Staffing/ Styling Assistant / Showcaller / Dresser
– Photographer
– Videographer
– New York PR Fashion Agency
– Showroom Hire
– Backstage Equipment (Clothing racks – dresser tables)
– Invitations to Celebrities and Bloggers
– VIP Gifting Opportunities
– Post Event Coverage
– Printing Costs
– Taxi Fares to model fittings, press meetings, New York Fashion Week 

Some of my other work

Emu Designs: Spring Summer 2014/15 Collection


The challenge Emu Designs is currently facing is the fact that if they don’t raise enough money for their project they will not be able to represent Australia at New York Fashion Week.


The 2013 National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Award

Celebrity Interests

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations

Samantha Harris

Jessica Mauboy

Project Team

Natalie Cunningham

Landsborough, Queensland

Contact Information:

Natalie Cunningham

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