Posts in Fashion
AFC CURATED AT MFW | 18 AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS | 8 DAYS OF RETAIL

AFC Curated is a must see for lovers of Melbourne and Australian fashion design. This collaboration between the Australian Fashion Council and Melbourne Fashion Week sees 18 independent Australian fashion labels under one roof for 8 days starting on the 31st of August. 

This exhibition is being held at the Swanston Hall in the iconic Melbourne Town Hall, right in the heart of the runways and events of the Melbourne Fashion Week

Local creatives Architecture Architecture and lighting designer Paul Lim of ADDITIVE have teamed up to transform the space into a vibrant fashion hub where you can meet, connect and shop your favourite local fashion brands. Come and check it out, see the local talent and get to know the future of Australian fashion design. 

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A.BCH, Scott Bendedictine and MNDATORY

This week we’re taking a look back at CTF Curated Work Shop by the Council of Textile & Fashion which featured a live studio residency and collaboration between emerging Melbourne designers A.BCH, Scott Benedictine and MNDATORY.

I came across CTF Curated while passing through St. Collins Lane one morning, and I wanted to look into their story a bit more and discover what Curated Melbourne is doing to help showcase and support our emerging fashion designers. They invited me over to their popups and I had a chance to talk to Courtney Holm of A.BCH, Warren Harrison of Scott Benedictine and Brian Huynh of MNDATORY

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Olivia & Anna Nicholas from Actually Existing

We had a lovely time with Melbourne based clothing and footwear label Actually Existing
Find more about them and what inspires their work.

We work with leather and up-cycled materials, including heavy canvas and rubber. We believe in keeping our production local in order to support the various suppliers and associated manufacturers in Melbourne’s industry.

 

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Marijne Vogel & Annabel Smart from Studio 11:11

Based around their three core values of simplicity, craftsmanship and functionality, Marijne Vogel and Annabel Smart founded Studio 11:11 and began creating beautiful, Australian-made, fine leather goods.

They discovered the joy of working with leather while employed as Interior Designers for Hecker Guthrie. Both shared an interest in fashion and accessories and so decided to combine their design knowledge and passion to create a bag that met their own needs. 

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