Visual Identity by Clitories (Rukaya Springle).

Fozia Akalo (GOLDSTANK)

Multidisciplinary Artist and Designer

GOLDSTANK is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, and the daughter of Ethiopian refugees. Her work explores themes of feminism, sensuality, empowerment and heritage through digital illustration, textiles and apparel design.

After graduating with honours from RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion, she established her women’s streetwear label Shio in 2013, which attracted a cult following. After dissolving the brand in 2016, she expanded her design practice beyond fashion, collaborating with local and international brands, musicians and influencers including MDMFlow (UK) and The Social Studio. More recently, she established socially-minded agency, Side Eye Creative, with a mission to promote symbiotic relationships between businesses and BIPOC creators.

Words that describe me:
Eccentric | Opinionated | Jill (Jack) of all Trades

Words that describe my practice:
Fun | Female Focused | Self-Endulgent

Photo by Nynno Bel-Air.