Episodes
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with sisters Marika and Ilana who started their namesake label Lanamara when they couldn't find handbags that sparked a sense of modernity and uniqueness but also practicality. After previously making clothes for themselves which reflected their open-spirited style and sensibility the pair thought it was an opportunity to bring this same influence to the Australian handbag and accessories market. Marika and her mother, Maureen a talented artisan herself,...
Published 06/27/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Natalie Angel. Natalie created Let Me Try Before You Buy to give average-sized women the chance to see real reviews on flattering, functional and beautifully fashionable clothes for real bodies that are sized 14, 16 or above. Launching in the middle of a global pandemic, Natalie closes the gap for women who want to shop online but are too scared the clothes will arrive in skimpily small sizes that will only have them queuing up at the post office to...
Published 06/18/21
Welcome back to our Masterclass episode where you get the chance to get up close with your host Elizabeth Formosa. In this Masterclass, Elizabeth talks about the typical startup traps to AVOID to ensure you increase your chance of success. Tune into this episode to gain access to a sound framework that will ensure you avoid those typical expensive startup mistakes and maximise your opportunities. TYPICAL STARTUP TRAPS TO AVOID 1. Lack of support systems 2. Limited industry specific...
Published 06/02/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Margie Woods, the Founder and Creative Director of Viktoria & Woods. Viktoria & Woods was established in 2004, with a simple approach to create effortless wardrobe staples with a pared back modern feel. At the heart of the label is the signature merino wool that launched the brand and since has expanded into complete ready-to-wear collections that include premium denim, footwear, lounge and occasion wear that are showcased in its ten exquisite...
Published 05/19/21
This week we are flashing back to one of my most favorite episodes with Lisa Messenger. I personally had some profound shifts in mindset and was inspired to stop, recalibrate, review and reassess after interviewing Lisa Messenger back in October last year. HOW TO BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME & MAKE YOUR BUSINESS WORK Lisa's top tips: •Be intimate with your data and numbers. Understand how to read your data and identify if you're getting a return on your investments. •Fully understand...
Published 05/11/21
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Richard Jarman, the designer and founder of COMMAS COMMAS is a swim and resortwear label based in Sydney, launched in 2017. Richard has always drawn inspiration from his unique Australian seaside lifestyle. The name COMMAS implies a purposeful pause, a reminder to catch your breath, to recalibrate, and take pleasure in the moment. The brand serves as a catalyst to find calmness in the spaces between life's clutter. Ricard shares how "It all started with...
Published 04/27/21
Welcome to our first Masterclass episode where you get the chance to get up close with your host Elizabeth Formosa. In this Masterclass, Elizabeth talks about how to start a Fashion Business that is set up to successfully scale. Sound foundations are key so that the whole business does not unravel at any stage. Tune into this episode to gain access to a sound framework that will not only help you get started but ensure you avoid those typical expensive startup mistakes and maximise your...
Published 04/20/21
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES Today is a flashback episode in a series of podcasts that showcase the thought leaders who joined me for our Fashion. Business. Mindset LIVE Industry Roundtable that we hosted as part of our participation in the Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program: Ideas 2021. If you missed joining us LIVE, the download is available here. In this Flashback episode from Season 1, Elizabeth speaks with Simon P Lock, Chairman and CEO of ORDRE, the founder...
Published 04/05/21
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES Today is a flashback episode in a series of podcasts that showcase the thought leaders who joined me for our Fashion. Business. Mindset LIVE Industry Roundtable that we hosted as part of our participation in the Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program: Ideas 2021. If you missed joining us LIVE, the download is available here. In this Flashback episode from Season 1, Elizabeth speaks with James Bartle, the Founding CEO of Outland...
Published 03/25/21
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES Today is a flashback episode in a series of podcasts that showcase the thought leaders who joined me for our Fashion. Business. Mindset LIVE Industry Roundtable that we hosted as part of our participation in the Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program: Ideas 2021. If you missed joining us LIVE, the download is available here. In this Flashback episode from Season 1, Elizabeth speaks with Effie Kats, Melbourne Designer & Founder Bayse...
Published 03/19/21
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES Today is the fourth episode in a series of podcasts that showcase the thought leaders who will be joining me for our Fashion. Business. Mindset LIVE Industry Roundtable that we are hosting on the 12th of March as part of our participation in the Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program: Ideas 2021. In today's episode Elizabeth speaks with Richard Poulson, the Chief Executive of Showroom-X. With an unfailing drive and determination to turn...
Published 03/09/21
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Sammy Cashen, the Founder and Managing Director of Unzipped Fashion Management (UFM). UFM is a fashion wholesale agency offering its clients brand and sales management for some of Australia's leading fashion brands across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania. Her client portfolio includes the likes of MINKPINK, Staple the Label, TWIIN, MAVI Denim, Elliatt and Allora Melbourne just to name a...
Published 03/03/21
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES This is our second episode in a series of podcasts that showcase the thought leaders who will be joining me for our Fashion. Business. Mindset LIVE Industry Roundtable that we are hosting on the 12th of March as part of our participation the Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program: Ideas 2021. In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Graeme Lewsey, the CEO of the Melbourne Fashion Festival. After graduating from his Bachelor of Arts Degree...
Published 02/23/21
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Charlotte Hicks, the Founder of Esse Studios. Charlotte has over 10 years experience designing for Australia's leading fashion brands. After graduating with honours from a Bachelor of Design at UTS in 2008, Charlotte 'cut her teeth' as design assistant at Zimmermann. She went on to gain experience at other Australian labels and more recently finished a 6-year tenure as RTW designer at Sass and Bide. Charlotte...
Published 02/17/21
LISTEN TO PART 2 OF THIS PODCAST OVER AT @fashionavenuepodcast SEASON 5 - 18th June 2020 BOOK YOUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL TICKETS NOW This is a VIRTUAL event via Zoom so you can join us LIVE from any location. 12th March - 2pm - 4pm AEDT Tickets are $25 All proceeds donated to www.ijm.org BOOK MY TICKETS Get to Know Your Host! I thought it would be great timing to kick off the year with an episode that gives you the opportunity to 'get to know me, your host' a little better. Last...
Published 01/20/21
Well, this is a WRAP for 2020. Thank you all for taking a Front Row Seat and tuning in during our debut year of Fashion.Business.Mindset. By coming together we are creating an inclusive, multi-faceted fashion forum and eco-system, providing industry access and support every step of the way. Your support means the world to us and without you, well we simply won't have a chance to grow this podcast. Thank you to our amazing guests who have been real, raw and oh so inspiring. Your openness...
Published 12/21/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Jo Demmler, the Co-Founder of Red Dust Active. Red Dust Active is a family-run business, with products proudly designed and made in Adelaide, South Australia. Inspired by her own journey of embracing an active lifestyle and stepping out of her comfort zone, Jo's mission was to create a range of functional, fashionable activewear accessories. The Red Dust Active range has been purposefully designed to ensure you stay in the moment, no matter what your...
Published 12/15/20
In this episode, Elizabeth is super excited as her mission for this podcast is to showcase the dynamics of the fashion industry and this is her first episode with MAKER. In this episode Elizabeth chats with Joey Pringle, the Founder of Veshin Factory. What Elizabeth loved about this chat was that Joey who is originally from the UK and has lived in Canada and Australia, has taken on task of becoming a factory owner in China. Veshin is an original equipment & design manufacturer...
Published 12/09/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Kerry & Angelo Pietrobon, the Founders of Harlow. Kerry and Angelo have been proudly making beautiful fashionable clothing for women sized 12-26 since 2013. Harlow started as a solution to Kerry's problems, when she couldn't find clothes that she loved - only clothes that fit. Because of this, shopping was always a challenge, trawling the stores to come home broken hearted every single time. It wasn't too long before Kerry realised, she needed to take...
Published 12/03/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Lisa Sjoblom, the founder of the sustainable children's swimwear brand Tyoub, established in 2019. As a fashion graduate, Lisa has held roles from junior knitwear designer to digital pattern maker, garment technician and production co-ordinator, mostly in the children's wear space over the past 20 years, from South Africa, the UK, Sweden and Australia. Driven by a passion for finding sustainable solutions to children's wear, Tyoub launched with a...
Published 11/25/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Estelle Michaelides. Estelle is a Designer, stylist, illustrator and ultimately a creator. Estelle's label Micky in the Van is an evocative expression of her inner musings, her journey and her story. Estelle's limited-edition collections combine a mix of dramatic couture with a street edge and regularly feature custom created fabrics incorporating her very own illustrations. MITV Made to order pieces have captured the hearts of an increasing number of...
Published 11/19/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Amy Fosdike, the Director of Launch Fashion Management. After a strong background in in-house sales roles + Agency work, Amy founded LFM in 2005. Amy saw a gap in the market to do agency a little differently with a focus to 'sell-out" rather than sell in + a view that relationships + honestly were the ingredients for longevity in the market. LFM under this strategy grew organically year on year with the expansion into Melbourne in 2017 + Adelaide in...
Published 11/11/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Jess and Stef Dadon, designers, creative directors, and entrepreneurs. The Dadon sisters regularly work with some of the biggest brands in fashion and beyond, and also love to support and promote emerging designers. They first launched How Two Live as a daily diary in 2012, and it has since grown into a global platform with a tribe of loyal fans. In 2016 the duo created TWOOBS; a line of comfortable, fashion-forward, and animal-friendly sandals that are...
Published 11/04/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Lisa Messenger. Lisa Messenger is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub, an international speaker, best-selling author, and an authority on disruption. She launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013, with no experience in an industry that people said was either dead or dying. Within 18 months that print mag was in 37 countries. Collective Hub has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform...
Published 10/28/20
In this episode Elizabeth Speaks with Tess Whitfort, the founder of Pendulum Studios - a Badass Sustainable, Zero waste , Circular design clothing brand - ethically made in Melbourne Tess is a Melbourne based Sustainable fashion designer and zero waste pattern cutting specialist. Tess is the 2018 winner of the Redress Design Award, which is the world's largest sustainable fashion design competition. Tess's own label, PENDULUM Studios, which is all about creating new solutions to the fashion...
Published 10/21/20