United by the vision to strengthen, promote and develop Australian fashion design by nurturing talent, originality and success locally and internationally.
An introduction to the philosophy behind the Australian Fashion Chamber and the founders who made it all possible.
AFC Board of Directors
The AFC Board consists of Edwina McCann (AFC Chair & Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Australia), Kellie Hush (AFC Deputy Chair & Editor, Harper's Bazaar Australia), Alicia Kemp (AFC Executive Director & Fashion Category Executive, AMP Capital Shopping Centres), Alison Veness (AFC Executive Director & Editor, 10 Magazine Australia), Carla Zampatti AC (AFC Executive Director & Executive Chairman, Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd), Glen Schlehuber (AFC Executive Director & Managing Director, Tiffany & Co. Oceania), Justin Cudmore (AFC Executive Director & Partner, Marque Lawyers), Karen Webster (AFC Executive Director & Head of Strategy and Development, Whitehouse Institute of Design), Leanne Whitehouse (AFC Executive Director & Managing Director, Whitehouse Institute of Design), Malcolm Carfrae (AFC Executive Director & Global Head of Communications, Public Relations and Media for Ralph Lauren), Roy Green (AFC Executive Director & Dean of the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney), and Stuart McCullough (AFC Executive Director & Managing Director, The Woolmark Company).
The Australian Fashion Industry is a $12 billion Australian industry with over 220,000 jobs across design, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail. In 2015, the AFC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), securing significant support to boost the Australian Fashion industry economically and creatively.
Manning Cartell, Resort 2017
During MBFWA, Manning Cartell showed a stunning resort collection with the backdrop of the Sydney Opera House.
Romance Was Born, Resort 2017
Held at the historic Carthona estate on Sydney Harbour during MBFWA, Romance Was Born presented a visual feast with an ode to Liberace.
Macgraw, Resort 2017
Featuring smiling models and a hot pink runway, the macgraw sisters presented a lace-filled, sugary sweet collection during MBFWA.
Behind the Scenes
Get a behind the scenes look into the designers representing Australian fashion at the Designers Abroad Paris Showroom in 2016, by 10 Magazine Australia.
Take a glimpse into the glamour and fashion of the 2016 Vivid Celebration featuring stunning views of the Sydney Harbour lights.
International Woolmark Prize
The International Woolmark Prize celebrates outstanding fashion talents from around the globe who showcase the beauty and versatility of Australian Merino wool. First held in 1953 as an initiative of the International Wool Secretariat, the award was won the following year by iconic fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. Today, the prize crosses borders and cultures to spotlight emerging fashion talent from hotspots in more than 60 countries before a who’s who of the international fashion industry.
Created by Bradley Waters at Australian Fashion Chamber.