Thursday 30th May, marked the last day of our AFC Curated pop-up space at the Strand Arcade in Sydney, after a month long of rotation of Australia’s emerging designers.
Last December we were thrilled to take 7 Melbourne based labels from the AFC Curated program to Hong Kong as part of a trade mission with Creative Victoria for the 2018 HK Business of Design Week. Thanks to everyone who made the venture possible, we had an amazing time, action packed with showcasing the program and meeting the local industry. Here are just some of the highlights…
AFC Curated is back for 2019, 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.
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…
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!
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!
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.
Thanks to the support of Creative Victoria and the amazing Director & Cinematographer Noel Smyth, we have a series of micro documentaries coming your way, giving a little insight behind the scenes of some of our emerging Victorian designers from the AFC Curated program...
We can't wait for you to see them all!
10 Independent labels. 60 Looks. Our Curated designers want to know what YOU think! We've teamed up with the virtual styling wizards at lustr.style to bring local Australian fashion to your fingertips. Discover new labels, give them your feedback AND receive a voucher to spend on your favourite looks. So get to it, discover, vote, shop and WIN!
Earlier this month, we brought together a collection of local industry members that have been involved in the Curated program to to celebrate our first year and kick off 2018. Supported by Handpicked Wines, the evening saw participating Curated labels (past and present), workshop hosts, industry mentors and collaborators come together for a night of networking and discussions on what Curated has in-store for 2018.