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STRATEAS CARLUCCI | AFC Flagship

STRATEAS CARLUCCI | AFC Flagship

We were thrilled to announce earlier this year, that we’d be undertaking a new project; AFC Flagship, and that we’d be kicking things off with local Melbourne label Strateas Carlucci! AFC Flagship connects our renowned designers with temporary retail spaces to call their own, and tell their brand story. Thanks to support from the prestigious shopping destination St. Collins Lane, AFC Flagship came to life this March 2019…

AFC in Hong Kong | The Melbourne Fashion Showcase

AFC in Hong Kong | The Melbourne Fashion Showcase

Last December saw a delegation of Melbourne fashion and design businesses showcase at Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week, coming together to form the Melbourne Fashion Showcase, thanks to Creative Victoria. The AFC were thrilled to be part of the trade mission, and see so many of our amazing members represented and recognised by an international audience. A big thank you to all who made it possible and a shout out to our friends in Hong Kong who made it such a memorable experience. Here are some of the highlights!

Meet | Helena Dong

Meet | Helena Dong

This month we catch up with Helena Dong, this year’s winner of the MFW Student Award! The RMIT Fashion Graduate’s collection blew us away, merging tailored design componants with a digital ‘choose your own adventure’ twist…

Meet | Nique

Meet | Nique

With 8 retail stores across Victoria and NSW, including their newly opened Chapel Street concept store in Melbourne, we caught up with Nique’s Creative Director, Nadia Jones!

SOURCING EXPO | JOIN AFC AT STAND E39

SOURCING EXPO | JOIN AFC AT STAND E39

IT'S BACK! Returning to Melbourne this November 20-22 2018, the International Sourcing Expo brings the world to you. The Australian Fashion Council will be in amongst the action at Stand E39!

Think – Collaborate – Create | Melbourne’s BoDW HK Program Revealed 

Think – Collaborate – Create | Melbourne’s BoDW HK Program Revealed 

The largest-ever international presentation of Victorian design will be showcased at Asia’s premier design event, Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BODW) this December 2018 and we, the Australian Fashion Council, are thrilled to be a part of it!

WORKSHOP | Sustainability & Supply Chain Management for Textiles

WORKSHOP | Sustainability & Supply Chain Management for Textiles

During the 2018 International Sourcing Expo, Australian Fashion Council and UL bring you a workshop focused on "Sustainability & Supply Chain Management for Textiles: Reducing Recall Risk and Chemical Management – A ZDHC Overview".

WORKSHOP | IP for Emerging Fashion Brands

WORKSHOP | IP for Emerging Fashion Brands

During the 2018 International Sourcing Expo, Australian Fashion Council(AFC) and Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick bring you a workshop focused on "IP for emerging fashion brands - from import to export, what you need to know in today’s global fashion market".

Manufacturing Rebooted | Global Business Innovation Conversations 2018

Manufacturing Rebooted | Global Business Innovation Conversations 2018

If you’re in the business of manufacturing or operate within the manufacturing environment, join the conversation and collaborate with innovators, designers, technologists, academics and business experts. Adapt and plan for innovation to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.

TUXEDO | For Business and Technology in Fashion

TUXEDO | For Business and Technology in Fashion

The debut of Tuxedo Melbourne for business and technology in fashion is set to deliver real and raw case studies of disruption in the industry.

The purpose behind Tuxedo is to communicate innovative stories to an audience of retailers, technologists and creatives, kickstarting a movement for innovation amongst the community.

In 2016, the Australian fashion industry was valued at 28.5billion dollars. This valuation is increasing year-on-year, the hand of the retailer is being forced by customers to become more relevant and technology-forward.

Through these conversations, our aim is to help fashion business owners navigate their way into an innovative mindset, and in turn deliver exceptional experiences for their shoppers.

AFC Curated | Back at MFW this September!

AFC Curated | Back at MFW this September!

18 AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS. 8 DAYS. Thanks to Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW), you can shop 18 Australian fashion labels from across the country, under the one roof for 8 days this September, marking the biggest AFC Curated event yet!

JOIN US AT MELBOURNE RETAIL FESTIVAL

JOIN US AT MELBOURNE RETAIL FESTIVAL

We'll be hosting an AFC Stand at this year's Melbourne Retail Festival, from Wednesday 28th - Thursday 29th, at The Australian Events Centre. The premium fashion trade event will host 150+ fashion, accessory and footwear brands showcasing their latest collections, along with a free series of retail business workshops and seminars. 

Come by Stands 3-6, have a chat to the AFC team about our programs and get to know a handful of our incredible members that will be joining us, including; Artisans of Fashion, Sample Room, Dean World Cargo, Full Circle Fibres, Fashion Equipped, Ethical Sourcing Agency, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) and SURFACE 1°22!

BEHIND THE SCENES OF AFC CURATED

BEHIND THE SCENES OF AFC CURATED

Thanks to the support of Creative Victoria, and Director & Cinematographer Noel Smyth, we've got a series of 8 micro documentaries coming your way, giving a glimpse behind the scenes of Curated and the inner workings of some of the amazing local labels that are part of the program.

CURATED 2018!

CURATED 2018!

We're back for 2018 and we can't wait to share some exciting developments for the Curated program with you. From retail activations across Australia, to new Industry Partners and a host of new Labels joining the ranks...

The Pattern Making Class

The Pattern Making Class

Get ready Melbourne, it’s time to create! CTF Members Glen Rollason and Scott Bowring of RB Patterns have newly launched The Pattern Making Class, created to cater for the overwhelming demand of individuals asking for private tuition...

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival

We’re excited to partner up with Moral Fairground — an organisation that promotes fair, ethical, and sustainable business practices — for their Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival happening on December 2 (Saturday) from 11am to 9pm at Federation Square. This is a fantastic opportunity for the best ethical brands to make their products available to an anticipated walk-thru crowd of 50,000 right in time for Christmas!

Member Spotlight | Jasper Fearnley

Member Spotlight | Jasper Fearnley

We caught up with Melbourne based designer Jasper Fearnley! The RMIT Fashion Design Honours student and recent runner up for the MFW Student Designer Award, filled us in on her design practice, collaborating with local makers and European folklore...

Funding Opportunities with City of Melbourne

Funding Opportunities with City of Melbourne

Looking to host events in Melbourne next year? The City of Melbourne's Event Partnership Program (EPP) is now accepting applications for events in the first half of 2018. 

VICTORIAN DESIGN SECTOR PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR MELBOURNE DESIGN SHOWCASE IN HONG KONG 2018

VICTORIAN DESIGN SECTOR PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR MELBOURNE DESIGN SHOWCASE IN HONG KONG 2018

Industry Update | Fashion Design a key part of the Victorian Government's Partnership with Hong Kong's Business of Design Week 2018!  The Victorian design sector has pledged support for the Melbourne Design showcase, putting local designers on the International stage.