Now firmly entrenched on the Australian apparel and fashion sourcing calendar, the 9th edition of the event, co-located with Footwear and Leather Show 3rd edition and China Clothing Textiles Accessories Expo 18th edition, attracted major brands and buyers from across Australia and New Zealand, and the broader region.
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 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.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016 is almost here, and this year’s Industry program is looking particularly excellent. Presented by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the program includes the week-long Creative Collective Exhibition in Melbourne Town Hall, which will showcase the city’s diverse and inspiring independent designers, artists and retailers. The program also includes seven panel discussions. With topics ranging from Introduction to Runway Production to Technology for Fashion, each session features great speakers who will give invaluable insight into the fashion world...
What do luxury labels Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Dion Lee, Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Zac Posen and Opening Ceremony have in common? They are all clients of Melbourne's own bespoke knitting mill MTK Australia! Servicing the local and international industry for the past 87 years, these Council of Textile and Fashion members are a testament to the quality and capability of our textile & fashion sectors!
Thank you to all the local Australian businesses who are getting involved and helping us update the TFIA Directory Resource! This month we'd like to introduce you to the legends at Next State - a digital textile printer specialising in stock service natural fabrics for the apparel and homewares industries. Geoff Spink and Chole Kerr of Next State opened the doors in 2014 and have since been working with their clientele to provide excellent quality printing at an affordable price with outstanding service...
We'd like to draw your attention to one of our amazing TFIA members: UGG Australia. Established in 1981, they have proudly been crafting an Australian icon for over 35 years, here in Melbourne. The Roman Tannery is the only sheepskin footwear tannery left in Australia and ensures the very best quality from sheep to boot. The team focus on an ecologically friendly tanning process, with techniques ever evolving through modern thinking and innovation. Their philosophy is born of a love for excellent quality and kept alive by the family’s passion for true honest craftsmanship.
Edward Gribbin, President of Alvanon, the global apparel business experts, will be our guest speaker for the afternoon. Edward will be talking 'Why Speed to Market Matters'. In light of recent topical discussions of rethinking the fashion calendar, speed and efficiency in the product development cycle are crucial to the equation.
Introducing Gido Theilig who be running the TFIA Training Network's Leather Workshops. With 26 years experience in the leather industry, Gido will take you through all you need to know on leather types, production and manufacturing processes and finishes. The workshops will cover the leather making process from the rawhide through to the finished product.