Indigenous role model

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on April 2, 2020

ALBANY model Genevieve Derschow made the leap from the regional to the national runway recently and said it was empowering to share the stage with other Indigenous model.

The 20-year-old participated in the 2020 Global Indigenous Runway Event in March alongside dozens of other models from across the country and overseas.

She first participated in the event in September 2018 and was asked to return to the runway for this year’s event.

“It was such an amazing experience to be a part of another runway event for Global Indigenous Management, and to meet all of the new models and designers,” Ms Derschow said.

“All of the models and designers are Indigenous, so it was really special and empowering to all the models to be able to wear and embody all of the Indigenous designs.”

Ms Derschow has been interested in modelling since she was young and hopes to pursue it as a career.

Being in the 2020 Global Indigenous Runway Event was a stepping stone towards that goal.

“The main thing I’d like to achieve by participating in this event is to gain more experience on the runway and being able to be a part of such an amazing show that Global Indigenous Management puts on every year,” she said.

“They have built such an incredible platform for all the young Indigenous female and male models.”