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What is Australian Fashion?

Sat 5 Mar 16, 10am–3.30pm
NGV Australia, Federation Square
Ground Level

Booked out

Beyond the clichés, what is Australian fashion? If such an identity exists, what separates Australian designers and dress from the rest of the world? What are the current issues and developments in the market place?

Hear from leading Australian fashion designers, curators and commentators as they explore the history and future of making, designing, presenting, picturing and the selling of Australian Fashion.

Presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2016 Cultural Program Project Series.

Graeme Lewsey, CEO, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Sophie Tedmanson, Deputy Editor, Vogue Australia
Margaret Maynard, Honorary Research Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Wendy Syfret, Editor, i-D Australia
Cami James and Nadia Napreychikov, fashion designers, Di$count
John Flower, Director, Hothouse Media & Events
Annette Cooper, author
Jenny Kee, fashion designer
Kara Baker, fashion designer
Kate Rooney, Centre Manager, Emporium Melbourne
Katie Somerville, Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV
Danielle Whitfield, Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV
Paola Di Trocchio, Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV