Cultures on the runway

Lesty Lestyowati models an Indonesian inspired Princess Elsa dress that will be presented on the runway. (Joe Mastroianni). 281137_01

The Wyndham Multicultural Festival will be held this Sunday, May 29 at Stockland Point Cook Town Centre.

The event will run from noon to 9pm and will feature to 50 individual performances from local artists, musicians, dancers, singers, theatre and a runway display of traditional costumes.

Altona Meadows resident and fashion designer Ganda Marpaung said he decided to take part in the festival to promote Indonesian culture.

“Indonesia is the next country to Australia, the closest one, so why not learn each other’s culture through the costumes, because people love fashion,“ he said.

Mr Marpaung said he had designed a number of dresses inspired by Disney princesses with an Indonesian twist.

“It’s more like bright and colourful, lots of accessories, lots of material would be on it,“ he said.

Food trucks, marquees and local restaurants will provide hungry festival goers with Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Indian and Mexican cuisine options.

Kids can enjoy face painting, jumping castles, lantern making, mini golf and a children’s slide before the festival concludes with a fireworks display.