Fashion FOMO
Presented by Intent Journal

Sun 28 Jan 18, 6.30pm–7.30pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
Ground Level

Booked out

In a world forever focused on what’s next, the ‘fear of missing out’ often influences our buying behaviour and the way we engage with fashion. Encouraging us to question what and why we buy on a deeper level, Intent Journal presents a discussion about the ethics of style.

Intent Journal explores the psychology of fashion and people’s relationships with style. Seeking to reconnect the designer, maker and wearer through greater transparency and a respect for process, Intent encourages people to consider garment purpose and lifecycle, as well as the impact we all have via the simple act of dressing.

This is an Auslan interpreted program.


Janice Petersen is a presenter for SBS World News. After graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2000 in Communications Studies, Janice had her first hands-on role in the television industry when she landed a freelance position with SBS that same year. In this role she wrote the occasional story for sports and news, in between rolling the autocue for TV news and sport productions. Janice left SBS in 2003 to take up an ABC cadetship. On completion, she moved to Newcastle and then to Adelaide, spending two years there as a radio and television reporter and presenter. In early 2008 Janice began presenting SBS World News, weekdays at 6.30pm, with fellow anchor Anton Enus.


Jade Sarita Arnott is the designer behind the brand Arnsdorf, established in 2006. Inspired by her background in sculpture, photography and art history, Arnsdorf manifests a sophisticated and modern aesthetic that draws from a family history of creative expression, textiles and an interest in the human psyche.

Courtney Holm is the founder of A.BCH, a brand that defines fashions new world order, and Courtney is at the helm of this revolution in Australia. Her mission? To offer full disclosure as to how each piece came to be, so the socially conscious customer can have complete transparency on the entire production process. At A.BCH, Every thread, every fibre, every button is accounted for, and documented, because they have nothing to hide.

Fashion & Textiles NGV Triennial NGV International

Supported by program patrons Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO.

Photograph: Jo Duck.