NAIDOC Week + Save The Date for Melbourne Fashion Week!

NAIDOC Week + Save The Date for Melbourne Fashion Week!

Welcome to NAIDOC Week! At Arnsdorf, we are a team living and working on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We treasure and respect this every day. NAIDOC Week is a time to highlight the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. It's a time to particularly acknowledge and learn about the oldest living culture. This year's theme #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe recognises that First Nations people have occupied and continue to care for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Neckpiece by First Nations Designer Grace Lillian Lee

We'd like to highlight the nonprofit organisation called First Nations Fashion + Design that support our First Nations Designers like work by Grace Lillian Lee, pictured above. See the list of great physical and digital events being held across Australia until the 15th of November on the NAIDOC site here.


Nirin Naarm Exhibition at ACCA

Justin Shoulder AEON†- EP I 2020, single channel video still

ACCA Melbourne has collaborated with the Biennale of Sydney under the Artistic Direction of Brook Andrew to present Nirin Naarm. NIRIN, a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘edge’ and NAARM, a Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung word which refers to the land and waters of the Melbourne area. Nirin Naarm is a digital experience with incredible film and sculpture works by artists including Tony Albert and Warrick Thornton. See the exhibition on the ACCA site here.


Save the Date! Melbourne Fashion Week 23-29 November

This year, Melbourne Fashion Week has re-set, adjusted and adapted to a seasonless model to support local designers and retailers, while also championing a slower, more sustainable fashion cycle. Amazingly, the largely digital programme for 2020 is all free.

Featured speakers (clockwise from left) Jade Sarita Arnott, Leila Naja Hibri, Angela Bell and Melissa Singer

Join our founder Jade Sarita Arnott in a panel discussion titled Rewiring the Fashion System with industry peers from Ethical Clothing Australia, the Australian Fashion Council and The Age. The topic is centred around whether fashion seasons are still relevant and the ongoing question of the current fashion system. This is a live stream event at 1pm on the 23rd of November and you can register to attend here.

Coming Soon! Jerri wears the Faye Dress in Peach and the Sadie Top in Cumquat

Watch our digital fashion show, styled by Abby Bennett which includes some of these dreamy new styles, via the Melbourne Fashion Week site on November the 23rd here.


We make each piece in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Melbourne. Each garment is sewn by one of our incredible machinists that have over 20 years industry experience. 


Our Fitzroy boutique is OPEN

Thank you for your amazing support. It's so great to welcome you back in store again.

Our priority is the health of our community and  providing you with the safest shopping environment possible. To ensure physical distancing we are limiting entry to 3 clients at a time. Please wear  a facemask to enter the store. We ask that you use the hand sanitiser on entry and we will also check your temperature using a contactless infrared thermometer.  We are doing regular cleaning and sanitising at touch points.

 Please feel free to call our experienced stylists for any questions you may have on fits or fabrics etc on 1300269406.

Our online store is always open at

Our current store hours are:

Sunday to Friday 11am to 5pm

Saturday 10am to 5pm


Stay well from all of us at Arnsdorf X

November 16, 2020

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