KIN Fashion move into Peel Street

Wednesday 09 February 2022

Scott McCartney, Peter Naughton and Alison Geppert from KIN Fashion outside the Peel Street building, the home of their new creative studio.
Scott McCartney, Peter Naughton and Alison Geppert from KIN Fashion outside the Peel Street building.

We are excited to announce KIN Fashion as the successful applicant to our Expression of Interest for a short term tenancy of 12-16 Peel Street Collingwood.

Vacant for several years, major building works supported by a $100,000 grant from Creative Neighbourhood Pilot Program of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, have brought the building back to life. Supported by our Room to Create program, the rent for the tenancy has been greatly subsidised, making the space a more affordable creative studio.

KIN Fashion is a First Nations Fashion Accelerator Project, supported by Kinaway the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce for Victoria. The building will house a fashion and textiles design studio with high digital capacity, strengthening innovation in the First Nations Fashion sector development. The program will support artists and designers to engage with local manufacturing networks and digital marketing tools to enter the global market. Already on the horizon for this year for KIN are dates with Melbourne Fashion Week and the London Fashion Festival.

KIN Fashion’s occupancy will contribute to an Aboriginal arts and cultural hub in the precinct. A mural by Ky-ya Nicholson-Ward adorns the external walls of the building and in Peel Street Park a changing projection art program focussing on works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists operates nightly.


An interior view of the Kin Fashion studio, with racks of clothing and a mannequin sporting a top and bag.
Inside 12-16 Peel Street, the newly renovated creative studio which will house KIN Fashion.



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