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AFC Curated | Industry Launch: The State of Fashion 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Emporium Melbourne

287 Lonsdale Street Shop 3.017, Level 3, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Organised by

Australian Fashion Council


March 3


06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Event Category:

Skills & Education

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Australian Fashion Council


Emporium Melbourne

287 Lonsdale Street Shop 3.017, Level 3, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

The Australian Fashion Council and Vicinity Centres in collaboration with McKinsey & Company invite you to the exclusive industry launch night for AFC Curated 2020.

Join us as we dive into the latest industry insights from McKinsey and Business of Fashion’s The State of Fashion 2020 report, with Jenny Cermak, Partner, McKinsey; Leila Naja Hibri, CEO, Australian Fashion Council; and Clare Press, Sustainability Editor at Large, Vogue Australia, author and presenter of Wardrobe Crisis. 

You’ll also get a behind the scenes preview of the AFC Curated pop-up space, with an opportunity to meet the designers and shop their ranges before they open to the public during this year's Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).

Please note this event is by invitation only, and spaces are limited. RSVP here by Friday 28th February.


TUE 3 MAR | 6 - 8.30pm
Formalities kick off at 6.30pm

Shop 3-017, 295 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (besides the Myer bridgelink)


AFC Curated | Brought to you by the Australian Fashion Council, and presented by Vicinity Centres, AFC Curated is a collaborative, retail and business development platform, supporting Australia’s emerging and independent fashion labels. The March pop-up space at Emporium Melbourne is the first for the year, and welcomes a new line-up of designers, hand selected from across the country. MORE HERE >>

The State of Fashion 2020 is the fourth annual report, from McKinsey in collaboration with The Business of Fashion (BoF), analysing the international fashion economy and the major themes and dynamics driving the industry. It includes insights gained from surveys of 290 global fashion executives and interviews with thought leaders and pioneers, and identifies the 10 key themes that will set the agenda in the year ahead. MORE HERE >>


Jenny Cermak leads McKinsey’s Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail practices in Australia and New Zealand, and works with consumer-facing clients to drive growth in today’s disruptive and fast-changing consumer environment. She has more than 12 years of experience in marketing and sales, including experience leading end-to-end transformations, redesigning operating models, developing global growth plans, redesigning store formats and developing omnichannel strategy. Jenny serves clients across a broad set of consumer-facing sectors, including retail, consumer packaged goods, media, service logistics, and telecommunications. MORE HERE >>

Clare Press is Vogue’s Sustainability Editor, and the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast. She is the author of Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion, which examines the fashion industry’s effects on people and planet. The latest, Rise & Resist, explores movement building and activism. She is currently writing her fourth book about the future of fashion. MORE HERE >>

Leila Naja Hibri was appointed as CEO of The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) in February 2020, having been actively involved with the AFC since its inception, and invited to join it's Board of Directors in 2018Naja Hibri, who until recently, was the General Manager at Australian fashion accessories label Helen Kaminski and a Member of the Board of Directors of HKJC - a Tokyo based joint venture company, has a background in Economics and over 15 years’ experience in luxury and premium fashion brand management and development across APAC, Europe and North America. 


Stay tuned for exciting in-store events and pop-ups throughout the year.

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