Take a Peek at Our Brisbane Pop-up!

Take a Peek at Our Brisbane Pop-up!

For those in Brisbane, we hope you’ve had a chance to stop by our AFC Curated pop-up at the lovely Calile Hotel on James Street, which over the past few weeks has been home to independent labels; Louis Hazel, Salty Fox and Nico! We’ll be there till December 23rd so there’s still plenty of time to get your local designer fix. This week you’ll find Brisbane favourites Ivy Niu, followed by Gloria Dulcie, A.BCH and Mndatory…

MEET | Tove & Libra

MEET | Tove & Libra

Tove & Libra is designed in Hong Kong, for the modern women inhabiting this and other busy, beautiful cities. Launching the brand in 2018, founders Christine and Ivan draw on their family heritage of over 3 generations in the garment & textile manufacturing trade...

AFC Curated goes to Hong Kong!

AFC Curated goes to Hong Kong!

The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) are thrilled to be partaking in the Victorian Government trade mission to Hong Kong Business of Design Week 2018. Thanks to Creative Victoria, alongside over 50 Melbourne based fashion, jewellery, accessory and costume designers, you’ll find 7 of our AFC Curated labels at 2 exciting locations!

MEET | A.C.F

MEET | A.C.F

Meet A.C.F, a sustainable gender-neutral label based in Hong Kong by Australian expat Alexandra Foster. Built on an eco and ethical ethos, A.C.F procure their fabrics from “deadstock”, textiles that would otherwise be thrown away by factories, and proudly produce their collections in China.

MEET | The Social Studio & Asiyam

MEET |  The Social Studio & Asiyam

We're pleased to be hosting the incredibly talented Asiyam and The Social Studio, as our first AFC Curated Guest labels this pop-up at MFW! If you're not already familiar with their work, have a little look below, and be sure to stop by the pop-up at Melbourne Town Hall this Aug 31 - Sep 7.

MEET | Paul Lim, Additive Lighting

MEET | Paul Lim, Additive Lighting

There aren’t many aspects of putting on a show that Paul hasn’t tackled and succeeded in during his career. He uses this multi-faceted knowledge, plus a keen interest in emerging technologies, to provide integrated solutions in theatres, festivals and events around the world…

AFC Curated | Back at MFW this September!

AFC Curated | Back at MFW this September!

Thanks to Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW), you can shop 18 Australian fashion labels from across the country, under the one roof for 8 days this September, marking the biggest AFC Curated event yet!

MEET | Architecture Architecture

MEET | Architecture Architecture

As leaders in next-generation design, Architecture Architecture’s reputation for inventive spatial solutions has seen them consistently awarded for design excellence. Whether they’re designing a school classroom or a city square, their philosophy is underpinned by a firm belief in the potential of architecture to foster positive social environments…

Thanks Sydney!

Thanks Sydney!

32 days and 13 labels later... Thanks for having us Sydney!! Thanks to the support of Chatswood Chase Sydney for hosting us, to our amazing crew of labels, industry network of workshop hosts and mentors, and to everyone who stopped by during our stay! Thanks also to the folks at Four Pillars Gin, and to Handpicked Wines for providing their Versions Wine range for our launch night!

Meet the Labels from AFC Curated...

Meet the Labels from AFC Curated...

Thanks to the support of Creative Victoria and Noel Smyth - Director and Cinematographer, we have a series of 8 micro documentaries, giving a little insight behind the scenes of our designers from the AFC Curated program... 

Oneiric Joins Curated | Work Shop

Oneiric Joins Curated | Work Shop

These local independent labels are inviting you behind the scenes, to see their creative process and watch their designs come to life. If you've visited the space, you might be familiar with Warren from Scott Benedictine, Brian from Mndatory and Courtney from A.BCH. Now joining the crew is Melbourne based label Oneiric by Sandra Estepho. 

Simmond Hefford

Simmond Hefford

With 28 years of Industry experience, Simmond began her career in 1989, working for The Austin group, developing in-house ranges and product for major retailers. Over the following 12 years, she established herself as creative director & minority shareholder for a medium sized wholesale business specialising in product development for major & specialty retailers. In 2012, Simmond went on to launch The Tulip Studio (www.tdsg.com.au) and continues to be driven by product development, design and the supplier, customer & collaborative relationships that she has built over the course of her career.