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Discover the Melbourne Fashion Week Conversation Series

This year's Conversations will explore circular fashion design, new-age careers and supply chain transparency.

by The AFC

23 October 2023

We are excited to support three inspiring Conversations for this year's Melbourne Fashion Week. Presented by Creative Victoria, this year's Conversations moderated by Janice Breen Burns will explore the potential of circular fashion design in Melbourne, new-age fashion tech careers and the era of transparency and connection in the fashion supply chain.

AFC Project Director, Danielle Kent will be joining Conversation One: Circular Fashion in Melbourne to talk about Seamless, Australia’s first Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme, creating a roadmap to circlarity by 2030.

MFW Conversation Series will take place on Wednesday, October 25th at Wesley Place.

CONVERSATION ONE: CIRCULAR FASHION IN MELBOURNE
9:00am - 9:45am

Motivated by the environmental impact of fashion, many in the industry are embracing the idea of circular design. Examining whether our city can make the change, this panel will compare circular economy principles to Melbourne’s fashion industry in relation to the wider global practice.

Panelists: Dr. Vaibhav Gaikwad (Head of Sustainability and Ethics, ELK), Danielle Kent (Project Director, Australian Fashion Council) and Lauren Hart McKinnon (Studio Manager, Future From Waste Lab)

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CONVERSATION TWO: FASHION TECH CAREERS
10:15am - 11:00am

Get ready to expand your horizons beyond conventional career paths in fashion – think workshops and runways. Pioneers of virtual reality, gaming, and technology will share how they’re carving new niches in the industry.

Panelists: Estelle Michaelides (Micky In The Van and Saint Stella M), Dan Tse (INJURY) and Darren Vukasinovic (Artist)

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CONVERSATION THREE: TRACKING CHANGE
11:30am - 12:15pm

Technology is ushering in a new era of transparency and connection in the fashion supply chain. Hear from local designers who are leveraging the emerging possibilities of the digital revolution, from authenticity tracking and tracing fiber origins to forging direct links between brands and consumers.

Panelists: Marcus Crook (HoMieREBORN), Saskia Fairfull (Founder, Metarial),
Rebekah McQuoid (Development Manager, FibreTrace) and Mark Scott (Program Manager, Woolmark)

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Save 20% by purchasing the MFW Conversations Bundle and gain access to all three discussions. View the full Melbourne Fashion Week program here.

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