Three years in a row, the multicultural fashion show of Red Carpet Functions continues to bring different communities together and celebrate cultural diversity in Brisbane.
The Founders of Red Carpet Functions Reena Augustine, Alex Ieong & Walter Choo aim to eliminate barriers among diverse groups by organising events that promote multiculturalism as well as inclusivity. They also promote inclusivity, and believe everyone deserves a chance to showcase their talent.
For this year, the show had attracted more than 300 audiences and 200 participants including models, artists and designers from diverse cultural background to showcase their art works and bring business influences at the Princess Theatre of Brisbane.
While “Flight” was the theme of the night, the show brought their audiences aboard to travel around the world and presented the show along their way through different countries and continent.
The fashion parade was delivered with a wide range of performances ranging from Handpan and drumming performances to Vietnamese and Bollywood dancing.
It was also very honoured to have Mr. Duncan Pegg MP, Chairman of Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, Mr. Steve Biddle, regional director of Queensland, Mr. Anthony Shorten, LNP Candidate for Toohey, Mrs. Pravinta Singh-Pillay, Principal Lawyer of Cornerstone Law Office, Lewis Lee OAM as well as Surendra Prasad OAM in the guest speakers line up of the night.
“It was truly amazing to participate in event like this, seeing some of Brisbane’s best art and artists all in one room and empowering each other with nothing but love and support…… while hearing some of the stories and what has inspired such individuals to do what they do and the sentimental value it holds to them is incredible for me.” Said Patrick Junior Oryem, fashion designer of Malaika Boutique Brisbane.
“As we can see, Brisbane is now booming into the new world city, so Red Carpet is a platform where every talent can showcase their art, like music, design and every industry you can think of.” Said Reena Augustine, founder of Red Carpet Functions who was wearing the dazzling jewels from Starfire Diamond Jewels designed Shweta Starfire who owns local jewellery store in Brisbane
Ms Augustine was awarded the Community Dedication Award of Brisbane Women in Business Awards for her work establishing Red Carpet Functions in 2015, aside from being one of the baton bearers for the Queens Barton Relay for Commonwealth games 2018, she is also a scholarship awardee for The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholar and Mentoring Scheme 2017.
This is the third year for the Red Carpet Functions team to hold this annual fashion parade.
The fashion shows have become a platform to unite cultures, raise cultural awareness and celebrate the diversity of Queensland’s many ethnicities.