Sunday, January 29, 2023

Fashion Hub is Back!

Fashion Hub Features Diversity

It’s the the initiative that showcases and supports local emerging talent and Melbourne Fashion Hub is back! This time, it’s bigger and better than ever. This exhibition and the pop-up retail event will showcase Melbourne’s emerging multidisciplinary artists and fashion pioneers once again for its second consecutive year!

Fashion Hub Melbourne - Trinh Nguyen
Designed by Trinh Nguyen

Featuring students/graduates from top local fashion institutions and Universities –  Box Hill Institute, Kangan Institute, LCI Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), and Whitehouse Institute of Design, they represent future shifts and innovative thinking within the fashion world, from designing for the metaverse to creating a more responsible and inclusive future.

After the launch, patrons will meet the designers, learn more about them and their practices, and have the opportunity to purchase their unique works for two days only.

Melbourne Fashion Hub, the first initiative of its kind in Australia – is an independent body offering Melbourne fashion students and recent graduates a free open-access program; designed to support emerging fashion talent actively exploring their career’s future direction.

Fashion Hub Melbourne Design
Designed by Trinh Nguyen

Why Melbourne Fashion Hub Exists

Demographically cut off from the rest of the world, Australian designers face additional challenges to market entry with a small local marketplace. Even though Australia has fantastic fashion community networks for graduating designers, its infrastructure is relatively small compared to the other global fashion capitals.

With the rich, diverse, innovative, ethical, and inclusive voices coming from students at our fashion institutions, it’s important to amplify these voices for our fashion future. 

Oscar Keene Design Fashion Hub
Designed by Oscar Keene

This initiative seeks to:

  • nurture entrepreneurship in emerging designers, committed to the process of self-development to gain a better understanding of their practice and future career pathways.
  • provide Melbourne creatives with greater visibility within the Australian and global markets.  
  • focus on diverse, innovative, and responsible fashion, supporting designers that meet the needs of all types of consumers.
Fashion Hub Melbounre
Designed by Samantha St James

When & Where to see the Melbourne Fashion Hub?

Mark your diaries everyone. Melbourne Fashion Hub is on for two days only on March 25-27 at the Melbourne Emporium.

Who’s Behind the Melbourne Fashion Hub?

Advocate and supporter of emerging and independent fashion designers, Julia Browne brings over 20 years experience in the creative industries to the Melbourne Fashion Hub program.

Following a career in PR, Event Management and the music industry, Julia founded Style Shifter Media, a platform that provides styling advice, local fashion news and a comprehensive calendar of runways coming up by Melbourne fashion students.

Fashion Hub
Style Shifter: Julia Browne Photo: Myles Formby

Head to Melbourne Fashion Hub to see the full line-up! See more well known faces who started off as emerging talent only a short time ago in Sustainability Streetwear and More!

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