First Nations design powerhouses Deadly Denim and Bobbi Lockyer will join forces at Paris Fashion Week this year, showcasing a collection of work inspired by the red dirt. Nyungar woman and Deadly Denim founder Rebecca Rickard has been selected alongside Ngarluma, Karriyara, Yawuru and Nyulnyul woman Bobbi Lockyer have been selected as one of 10 international designers at this years event at Salon Marceau. Four floral designs inspired by the Pilbara and with a 70s flare will grace the catwalk as part of eight different outfits by Deadly Denim. Lockyer worked closely with Port Hedland pattern cutter and seamstress Sarah Tulip, who created and constructed the patterns and final pieces based on her sketches. Outfits have been paired with matching accessories by local designers, including earrings by artist Skye Lockyer. Bobbi Lockyer said she looked forward to sharing culture through this collection of work. “It is an absolute honour to be working alongside Rebecca and collaborating with her for Paris Fashion Week,” she said. “Rebecca is such an amazing person and we share many similar passions and interests so it was very clear from the start what we wanted to create for Paris. “I am so excited as my journey into fashion is only new but something I have wanted to do for years.” She said her favourite piece within the collection is a dessert pea design, proudly representing the Pilbara and her culture. Colour and tone is also an important element in Lockyer’s work which she hopes to immortalise with the launch of her own label next year. Ms Rickard said she was excited to bring the collaboration to life. “We are both so proud to be selected as one of 10 designers from hundreds of applications from around the world,” she said. The event is expected to be held September 30.