A black woman and a white woman wearing colourful headscarves, smiling at the camera
Courtesy Collective Closets

ACMI presents

Head Scarf Styling Workshop with Collective Closets


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Sat 2 Sep - Sun 3 Sep 2023

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Rock your style in this transformative and empowering workshop for everyone.

Melbourne-based fashion label Collective Closets are excited to bring you a special workshop designed to showcase the beauty and versatility of head scarves. Learn how to rock head scarves as part of your outfit, making a style statement while being eco-friendly.

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We want to create an inclusive and fun environment where diversity is celebrated. It doesn’t matter your age, size or background; we want you to feel like you belong and can be yourself.

Collective Closets

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • Sustainable Fashion Focus
  • Embracing Female Empowerment
  • Boosting Confidence and Self-Expression
  • Emphasising Inclusivity and Diversity
  • Encouraging Networking and Community Building.

Come along and be a part of a community of like-minded folks who care about sustainable fashion and empowering women. This event is not just a one-time thing; it's the beginning of a journey to create a positive change in the fashion world.

Event duration

20 mins


FREE (register to secure your place)

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The Social Studio - photo by Dewi Cooke

The scarves for these workshops are made by The Social Studio

The Social Studio is a not-for-profit social enterprise working alongside refugee and migrant creatives to provide meaningful work and training opportunities in fashion, design and the arts. Established in 2009, the Studio runs a free fashion school, an Ethical Clothing Australia-accredited manufacturing studio, a socially-conscious retail store promoting the work of BIPOC makers as well as numerous creative and community arts projects. The Social Studio is based at Collingwood Yards.

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About Collective Closets

Collective Closets is a Melbourne-based slow fashion label connecting the talent, beauty and rich history of Africa to empowered, worldly, self-aware women of all ages. Founded in 2016 by sisters Fatuma and Laurinda Ndenzako, the pair are passionate about telling stories, giving back and uniting women through a universal sartorial dialogue. Collective Closets focuses on intentional and timeless design, with pieces crafted from fabrics made to last. The brand pays homage to their late mother Stella, herself a talented seamstress, and celebrates their African–Australian heritage. At the heart of Collective Closets' ethos lies a deep commitment to female empowerment. With a strong focus on fostering inclusivity and celebrating diversity, the label seeks to create a space where women from all walks of life can feel seen, heard, and valued.


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