17 August 2016
Creative Victoria will present a series of workshops and seminars at part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016, running from Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September.
Hosted as part of the Fashion Week Industry program, the talk series will feature leading industry experts sharing both practical and inspirational business knowledge.
At Design Your Business, hear from Karen Webster (Whitehouse Institute of Design), Dom Bagnato (Dom Bagnato), Christo Hall (Basic Bananas) and other guest speakers as they explore all of the necessary tools to build a successful business.
At The Power of Digital Communication find out how clever digital content can help you stand out from the crowd. Speakers include Alice Mentiplay (Sensis), Corinna Maloney (Nova Entertainment), Matt Hurle (Tribe Group), Paul Bonnici (Create Communicate 2C), Heidi Dyt and Chantel Scarr (La Marque de mode).
Influencer and Brand Collaboration looks at how businesses and designers can team up with bloggers and social media stars to gain a wider following. Hear from Kim Westwood (Shoppinglinks.com), Alyce Tran (The Daily Edited) and Julia Stevanja (Stylerunner and mamastylista).
Discover how to develop ethical business practices at Fashion forward – Sustainable and Ethical Design. The panel will discuss ideas on how to implement these practices in the fashion industry and why it is so important. Speakers include Grace Dlabik (Managing Director of GiDi CREATIVE), Sigrid McCarthy (Ethical Clothing Australia), Courtney Sanders (Well Made Clothes), Amy Roberts (Vege Threads) and Melinda Tually (Fashion Revolution).
Technology for Fashion will include a live case study focussing on a Melbourne designer using IBM Watson Cognitive Couture data technology to design their 2016 MSFW collection. Guest speakers include Dave Giles-Kaye (The Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia), Kate Geck (Designer and 3D printing expert), Michelle Zamora & Ben Montague (IBM Australia) and Karen Webster (Whitehouse Institute of Design).
The talk series will be held at RMIT Design Hub on the corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets, Carlton.
All sessions cost $15 to attend.