AFC Curated | Back for 2019!

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AFC CURATED | BACK FOR 2019

We’re back for our third year, with a number of exciting developments including a new Industry partnership and cohort of Australian labels!

We’re thrilled to announce our 2019 line-up, hand selected from across the country by the Australian Fashion Council and a panel of industry mentors. These labels represent a diverse range of craftsmanship and design talent, we look forward to working with them and sharing their stories over the year.  

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MEET THE LABELS

A warm welcome to some new additions to the program;

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Sydney based design-duo Kathryn Cowle and Jessica Speers combine luxurious high fashion elements with innately effortless styles for their eco-conscious, Australian made label, Cedar & Onyx…

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Designed & built to last by Brisbane based duo Josef Selway and Grace Hurworth, Blue & Grae uses thoughtfully sourced materials and manufacturing out of their own workshop to produce valuable leather goods that protect and carry yours...

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Handcrafted in Tasmania by Ivett Dodd (Ivi), Ivi Made designs are created to bring back simplicity and practicality into our everyday objects. Ethical leather accessories for people who love wearing leather and also love making environmentally aware choices…

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Isabelle Quinn from Queensland delivers forward, wearable pieces that are ever so slightly undone, yet have both grace and guts. Effortless designs that to feel individual, confident and beautiful in, whether it be a wardrobe staple or a show stopper style…

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Lindsay Nicholas New York. Looking downtown cool just got a whole lot more comfortable with Melbourne based designer Lindsay Nicholas, designing for the way women work today. Sumptuous fabrics and precision fits form an effortlessly chic wardrobe to power through the modern life…

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Revel Knitwear by Sydney’s Shannyn Lorkin, creates luxury hand-knitted pieces for the modern minimalist. Designed using the classic, timeless aesthetics of knitting, Revel believes that quality is essential and sustainable production non-negotiable…

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Silent Arrow, by Melbourne based Kelly Barrett, creates lingerie for those who are unafraid to be seen, mashing slinky fabrics with cult cuts. Made for women, by women, every item purchased sees a woman in need gifted a pair of cotton undies…

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Tasi Travels by Queensland based Jessica Abraham, combines minimalism, practicality and style. The label is built on an ethos of travelling light, in being able to pack less, but better, with all styles made in Australia using sustainable fabrics…

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West 14th from Sydney designer Violeta Tentomas, designs luxe leather wardrobe essentials to last a lifetime, that will get better with age and be relevant for years to come. Perfect fits, buttery leather, and the latest in leather innovation, all designed with the West 14th woman in mind…

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Whyte Studio by Australian born, London based designer Bianca Whyte is a premium contemporary brand that introduces iconic and creative staple pieces designed to enhance the wearers individual style...

And to some familiar faces continuing this year…

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Tailored pieces for a modern yet classic woman who seeks quality pieces in her wardrobe, Allora by Tabatha Brixton is proudly designed and made in Melbourne…

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Autark. Innovative and bold, yet feminine pieces by Sophia McMahon. Womenswear designed & made in Adelaide with a focus on classic designs, quality natural fibres and slow fashion ethos…

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Avila by Ashleigh Bingham, is a women's lifestyle label, offering luxury Athleisure and active living pieces. With a focus on comfort and style, Avila produces clothing that meets the demands of busy and active lifestyles…

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Gehrich by Melbourne designer Samantha Gehrich, incorporates a philosophy of sustainability, exceptional fibres and limited collections. Each piece is exclusive, luxurious and crafted to stand the test of time. Blending classic style with contemporary flair…

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Guerrilla Theatre Brand from Melbourne based designer Paul Stam, is a mythical, multi-layered tale, chronicling visions of the future that find life not only on the page and screen but seamlessly through fashion that is wearable art…

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Queensland based label IVY NIU is the work of creative duo Ivy Niu & Max Vosloo, featuring thoughtfully curated collections, timeless pieces crafted in luxe fabrics, designed with a touch of whimsy…

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Melbourne designed and made womenswear label, Oneiric by Sandra Estepho, creates tailored, handmade garments with a mission to evoke emotion, mood and attitude within everyday wear…

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Sydney designer Laura Keogh reflects on timeless design, versatility and draped silhouettes. Each design explores the use of natural fibers and pattern making techniques with a focus on elegant simplicity…

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Australian made swimwear label, Salty Fox by Susan Alexopoulos, is for sun-soaked dreamers and salty adventurers. Feminine, timeless designs with beautiful details that lend a unique Melbourne aesthetic to each garment…

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More Updates Coming Soon!

Thanks to a host of industry collaborators, and the support of our primary partners Vicinity Centres, what our labels gain is immeasurable. Experience, exposure, opportunity and a chance to connect with shoppers and build a solid foundation as they grow their business.

Vicinity Centres have been an integral partner in bringing the AFC Curated program to life. From our space at the Emporium Melbourne in the first year of the program, to our very first pop-up in Sydney at Chatswood Chase. We look forward to working with the team at Vicinity Centres to foster the growth of these emerging labels and their journey into the Australian retail landscape. You’ll be hearing more about this exciting partnership very soon!

MEET. CONNECT. SHOP.

Our first AFC Curated pop-up for 2019 is set to coincide with the
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival! Stay tuned for updates as we reveal locations and in-store events!

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