Fashion for people with disabilities celebrated at Australian Fashion Week

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For the first time ever, a runway show for people with disabilities will feature at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) in May. . Fashion brand Christina Stephens, led by Jessie Sadler, is one of the founding members of the group.

Australian Fashion Council unveils trademark for Aussie apparel

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Australian fashion companies can now apply to use a special trademark certifying their products are locally created. Leila Naja Hibri, AFC CEO, said the initiative is a great opportunity to showcase Australian fashion talent.

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Plus-size fashion was in the spotlight at Fashion Week. What comes next?

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Sparkling silhouettes, feminine prints on masculine shapes, chic shapes with plenty of thigh – all made their way down the first ever plus size runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week last Thursday. The fashion spoke for itself. The desire for this kind of fashion is there.

Brisbane Fashion Festival to return this year, dates revealed

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The return of the Brisbane Fashion Festival has been confirmed, scheduled for August. . Brisbane Fashion Festival proved to be a much-longed-for celebration last year amid the challenges of the pandemic, and a wonderful example of the joy that fashion can provide,” he said.

Mandatory masks, tests as NY Fashion Week embraces ‘new normal’

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Fashionistas will be accessorising their outfits with mandatory masks to attend New York Fashion Week this season, adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols put in place for smaller catwalk shows. 11 – 16 event, according to IMG Fashion which runs New York Fashion Week: The Shows.

Check it out: The “gamechanging” plus-size runway at Aus Fashion Week

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In a move that much of the industry and consumers have been waiting on for years, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) finally showcased plus-size labels in a dedicated runway called The Curve Edit last week.

‘Gorgeous and sexy’: Here’s the powerful adaptive show at Fashion Week

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Yesterday, the first ever adaptive fashion show hit the runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, featuring local labels Christina Stephens and Jam the Label. Australian Fashion Week has been making moves towards creating a more diverse and inclusive event recently.

Right on Cue: How to fashion a legacy

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Inside Retail : Cue is one of Australia’s longest-standing fashion brands and it has such a rich history. Melanie Levis, Cue Clothing Co executive director: The concept fused music and fashion. We’re probably the longest-standing family-owned fashion brand.

Uniqlo to launch collab with New York fashion label Theory

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Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo is to bring its collection with New York-based fashion brand Theory to Australia this month. The two fashion brands have also unveiled their second collaboration – Spring/Summer 2022 Collection, with 13 different styles.

‘A fundamental shift’: Fashion Week celebrates plus-size design

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Plus-size labels will take the runway in a dedicated showcase during Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) in May, headlined by international supermodel Robyn Lawley. Similarly, local fashion brands have slowly begun to size inclusively. The future of plus-size fashion.

Glue steps into footwear recycling and circular fashion

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It’s inspiring to see leaders of the Gen Z youth fashion ecosystem like Glue Store take the lead on driving the industry to a circular one,” said Hannon Comazzetto, founder and CEO, AirRobe. The post Glue steps into footwear recycling and circular fashion appeared first on Inside Retail.

Winners of 2021 National Indigenous Fashion Awards revealed

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The winners of the second annual National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) were announced in Darwin on Tuesday evening, in a ceremony that celebrated the talent and innovation of First Nations artists and fashion designers.

Afterpay to sponsor New York Fashion Week

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Expanding its partnership with IMG, Australia’s buy now pay later leader Afterpay will serve as the presenting sponsor at New York Fashion Week this September. And, in some places, fashion has struggled to recover. Business Financial Latest Top Stories Afterpay New York Fashion Week

Always was, always will be: First Nations design celebrated at Fashion Week

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From the moving Welcome to Country that opened Afterpay Australian Fashion Week last Monday to the political and historic closing show, it’s clear that the future of fashion is First Nations.

Shippit, Uber team up to offer one-hour fashion deliveries

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Although one-hour delivery is hugely popular with grocery supplies, it is a first for Australian fashion retailers to offer patrons delivery within such a limited time window. The post Shippit, Uber team up to offer one-hour fashion deliveries appeared first on Inside Retail.

Fashion designer Alber Elbaz has died

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Luxury fashion company Richemont confirmed on Sunday the death of fashion designer Alber Elbaz, who had previously worked at French fashion house Lanvin. Most recently, the Israeli fashion designer founded the Richemont-backed label AZ Factory.

Here’s what it was like to be in Fashion Week’s first adaptive show

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‘Unexpected’, ‘unbelievable’ and ‘unreal’ were all words I heard to describe the Adaptive Clothing Collective at this year’s Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW). Taylor is the world’s first quadriplegic fashion designer and truly understands the complexities of disability.

Inside a buyer’s Fashion Week diary

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It’s a fascinating time to be a fashion buyer right now, working out consumers’ changing relationships with their wardrobes and predicting what they’ll be looking for next season. The post Inside a buyer’s Fashion Week diary appeared first on Inside Retail.

Melbourne-based Marais launching luxury fashion online

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Melbourne luxury fashion house Marais is set to launch a full global e-commerce offering this Friday after 17 years as a purely bricks-and-mortar retailer. The post Melbourne-based Marais launching luxury fashion online appeared first on Inside Retail.

Inside the rise of innovative digital fashion brand The Fabricant

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Netherlands-based digital fashion house The Fabricant recently announced its Series A funding round of US$14 million ($19 million), led by private equity firm Greenfield One, along with Sound Ventures, Red DAO, and others. Technology accelerates digital fashion boom.

An insider’s look into Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

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After a tumultuous year, the much anticipated Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) hit Sydney last week, marking the return of live shows once again around the world. Anna Brennan, The Iconic, general manager of fashion. First Nations Fashion & Design.

What fashion can do for Ferrari

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Luxury car brand Ferrari has long offered a limited range of merchandise from keyrings to sweaters, but its latest foray into fashion is a new chapter in the brand’s evolution. The post What fashion can do for Ferrari appeared first on Inside Retail.

Indigenous fashion takes centre stage at Country to Couture

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‘From dusk to dawn’ was the theme of this year’s Country to Couture showcase of Indigenous fashion, and the designers certainly delivered, sending a wide range of looks down the runway from glamorous evening wear to cool athleisure — but all with a culturally significant story to tell. .

Meet the brand that launched Aus Fashion Week’s first metaverse show

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At this year’s Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, local creative house Injury showcased its newest range of digital fashion, available as NFTs, at the brands’ metaverse fashion show. What do you see fashion’s role being in this new world that we’re creating?

How Nookie designer Nikita Sernack got her start in fashion

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Nikita Sernack, the Australian designer behind cult evening brand Nookie, recently debuted her new fashion brand, Rumer, at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week earlier this month to a full house of industry professionals. Inside Retail: How did your career in fashion start out?

Kickstarter-funded fashion label creates 100 per cent recycled puffer coat

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Fashion startup Consequence of Change has partnered with artist Niketa Law to launch a 100 per cent recycled heated puffer coat. The post Kickstarter-funded fashion label creates 100 per cent recycled puffer coat appeared first on Inside Retail.

Melbourne Fashion Festival partners with PayPal in three-year deal

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Melbourne Fashion Festival is partnering with PayPal as its naming rights sponsor for the 2022 show in a three-year partnership that aims to “ignite creativity and commerce”. PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival will run from 3 to 12 March, 2022.

Fashion chain Rodd & Gunn opens bar at Chadstone

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Kiwi fashion label Rodd & Gunn has introduced ‘The Lodge Bar’, its first experiential retail concession, at Myer Chadstone. . The post Fashion chain Rodd & Gunn opens bar at Chadstone appeared first on Inside Retail.

M.J. Bale named Australia’s first carbon-neutral fashion brand

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Bale has been named Australia’s first fully carbon-neutral fashion brand following a two-year life-cycle analysis of its manufacturing cycle which has led to the complete offsetting of its business’ emissions with green projects. Menswear brand M.J.

Global Fashion Group worldwide operations hit carbon neutrality

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Global Fashion Group has achieved carbon neutrality across its operations in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the CIS. The post Global Fashion Group worldwide operations hit carbon neutrality appeared first on Inside Retail.

Ginger & Smart enters Saks after wowing at Fashion Week

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Australian luxury fashion label Ginger & Smart is spreading its wings to the US next month, when it enters high-end department store Saks Fifth Avenue off the back of its show at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) in June. You could see it in Fashion Week.

How Airrobe makes it easy for fashion brands to enter the circular economy

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Melbourne-based e-commerce platform Airrobe launched three years ago with the mission to bring the circular economy into mainstream fashion. If you think about what the peer-to-peer re-commerce marketplace looks like today for fashion, largely, it hasn’t changed since eBay launched.

Why the Australian Fashion Council is helping start-ups enter the metaverse

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From Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana to Nike, major fashion brands in recent months have been embracing NFTs and now, small Australian businesses will be given support to explore virtual fashion, thanks to a new FashTech Lab program from the Australian Fashion Council (AFC).

IMG announces Australian Fashion Laureate finalists

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IMG has announced the finalists of the 2021 Australian Fashion Laureate, singling out the designers and leaders across Australia’s fashion space. The post IMG announces Australian Fashion Laureate finalists appeared first on Inside Retail.

New Fashion Hub prepares young talent for world domination

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Australia’s small marketplace and the continued decline in onshore manufacturing are among the biggest barriers facing local fledgling designers, according to Melbourne Fashion Hub founder Julia Browne. Browne is an advocate and supporter of emerging and independent fashion designers.

How Cool is Sustainability in Fashion

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FASHION SUSTAINABILITY IS THE NEW COOL Last week, during a talk with investors, suppliers and retailers, I was asked if Fast Fashion can really be sustainable. The Industry Circular Economy FaaS Fashion Brands Sustainability

Afterpay show off fashion’s digital future at AAFW

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Afterpay, The Fabricant and global designer Toni Maticevski have unveiled a new kind of fashion at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week: A digital-only overcoat. According to Nick Molnar, co-chief executive of Afterpay, the coat is a timely representation of fashion’s future.

Gen Z Australians still prefer boutiques to online for fashion

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Physical stores are still preferred to online channels among Gen Z Aussies when it comes to shopping for fashion. In addition, influencers or content creators inspire half of Gen Z Aussies on their fashion decisions, with just over half purchasing new clothes or accessories on a weekly basis.

Meet the fast fashion brand making shoes out of offcuts

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Sana’s success and how it’s using offcuts to make fast fashion more sustainable. As the consumer has access to endless information and content, the notion and impact of fast fashion and its effect on both the environment and labourers is common knowledge.

Fashion Goes Tech: Digitalization in retail (1)

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When I published Fashion Goes Tech, retail was suffering the worst crisis ever: covid-19. In a business like fashion, it also means that you are increasing inventories and reducing the probabilities of selling it … More Fashion Goes Tech: Digitalization in retail (1).

#WeWearAustralian returns to convince Aussies to support local fashion

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Out of adversity often comes great strength and the Australian fashion industry is creative and resilient, and we are grateful for the collaborative spirit driving this year’s initiative.”.

Korean fashion house ADLV lands in Australia this May

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ADLV’s Australian director Ying Yang said the company knows streetwear is a staple of Australian fashion. The post Korean fashion house ADLV lands in Australia this May appeared first on Inside Retail.

From CO2 to catfishing: I’ve got questions about digital fashion

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For the first time, Australia’s most fashionable were able to access a digital fashion activation at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) in Sydney this week. Fashion forwards.