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M/FW Student Collections Runway and Award | 2019

M/FW Student Collections Runway and Award | 2019

Congratulations to all the incredibly talented designers who featured in last Sunday's Student Collections runway at Melbourne Fashion Week. The AFC were once again thrilled to support the M/FW Student Award, with this year’s winner Chelsea Subala announced on the night!

Meet the AFC Board of Directors | 2019

Meet the AFC Board of Directors | 2019

Meet the Board Members representing the newly established Australian Fashion Council, as voted by members of the merged entities, the Australian Fashion Chamber and Council of Textile and Fashion.  

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…

The MFW Student Award Finalists!

The MFW Student Award Finalists!

Get to know the finalists for this year’s Student Award at Melbourne Fashion Week; Hannah Berry, Lucy Broomhall, Navarone Johnson, Nigel Vogler! The award acknowledges the top five student collections which demonstrate excellence in research and development of fashion design, innovation, construction and potential to contribute to the future growth of the industry. We're thrilled to support the award alongside the City of Melbourne and búl.

The Melbourne Fashion Showcase | HK BoDW 2018

The Melbourne Fashion Showcase | HK BoDW 2018

The largest-ever international presentation of Victorian fashion is set to showcase in Hong Kong this December as part of Hong Kong Business of Design Week (HK BoDW), Asia’s premier design event! Running from the 1st-9th, the ‘Melbourne Fashion Showcase’ will see over 50 Victorian designers across three exhibitions and two showcases.

Meet the AFC Board of Directors

Meet the AFC Board of Directors

Meet the Board Members representing the newly established Australian Fashion Council, as voted by members of the merged entities, the Australian Fashion Chamber and Council of Textile and Fashion.  

EMOTION RESEARCH

EMOTION RESEARCH

This research focuses on how negative emotions may be alleviated through intelligent materials with the focus group being Creative Entrepreneurs in the Textile and Fashion industry in their early stages of their entrepreneurship. Having previously worked as a textile/graphic designer herself, Rashmita Bardalai, the PhD researcher at RMIT University, can empathise with some of the issues faced by creative entrepreneurs in this industry.

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...

Industry Snapshot | Paul Castro

Industry Snapshot | Paul Castro

Meet Paul Castro, the local designer giving surplus fashion items a new light. Since graduating from RMIT's Masters of Fashion Design program, Paul has gone on to be recognised at the iD International Emerging Design Award. We asked about his creative practice, designing sustainably, working with surplus stock and where he's headed next!

Jeanswest Showcase Local Designers & Industry

Jeanswest Showcase Local Designers & Industry

Council of Textile & Fashion Members Jeanswest keep up their streak with the launch of their latest menswear collection, showcasing budding local designers and once again featuring 100% Australian designed and made product!

Training Network | Coming up in June & July

Training Network | Coming up in June & July

The Council of Textile & Fashion's Training Network acts to fill the industry gaps and up-skill our TCF sector's capabilities. We offer a range of workshops, short courses, seminars and tailored training options for both businesses and individuals. See what events we have coming up for June and July along with our top Short Course picks from our members; The Textile & Fashion Hub and RMIT!

Meet | RMIT Textile Testing Services

Meet | RMIT Textile Testing Services

TFIA would like you to bring to your attention an amazing industry resource - RMIT's Textile Testing Services - being offered by TFIA Members RMIT University here in Melbourne. As a NATA accredited, independent laboratory, RMIT Textile Testing Services provides professional, independent and certified assessment of textiles.