Episodes
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
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Melinda Sullivan, the Director and Founder of Melbourne My Style, Established in 2017, Melbourne My Style is a publication that prides itself on an industry-focused, factual style of reporting on fashion, hospitality, lifestyle, and entertainment. Along with the publication, Melinda has also established Melbourne My Style Creative Agency which focuses on purpose-led company campaigns, combining international influences from trips abroad bringing unique...
Published 10/14/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Angela Bell, the National Manager of Ethical Clothing Australia, an accreditation body commonly known as ECA. At ECA, Angela reports to a committee of management that is made up of employer, business and union representations from the textile, clothing and footwear industry. Angela spent the early years of her career working in media and communications before moving into corporate and environmental sustainability. Her various roles have included working...
Published 10/07/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Leila Naja Hibri, the CEO of The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) Leila was appointed as CEO of The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) in February 2020, having been actively involved with the AFC since its inception, and invited to join it's Board of Directors in 2018. Leila, who until recently, was the General Manager at Australian fashion accessories label Helen Kaminski and a Member of the Board of Directors of HKJC - a Tokyo based joint venture company...
Published 09/30/20
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Pru Corrigan, the CEO of One Daydream PR. Pru has 20 years' experience in the Australian PR, Digital & Marketing landscape. She started her career as Brand Manager for Sportsgirl before co-founding Two Birds Talking in 2006, which ultimately became Australia's number one 'fast fashion' PR agency. In 2015, Pru went on to create One Daydream PR, taking the agency from strength to strength and working with some of the world's biggest global brands...
Published 09/23/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Naomi Swalwell, the founding Director of Australian ethical and sustainable brand House of Lacuna. Focusing on traditional textile printing methods and hand embellishments, House of Lacuna ranges are produced in an ethical and sustainable supply chain. Circularity and closing the gap between design and manufacturing is at the forefront of why this brand exists. After spending more than ten years in the industry working in various design roles, Naomi...
Published 09/16/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Renae James, the Founder of Papinelle Sleepwear. Renae began honing her entrepreneurial drive from an early age. She always had a strong desire to be in the fashion industry so started her journey studying Fashion Design at the University of Technology Sydney, and graduated with Honours. Like many Australian designers, Renae launched Papinelle at the Paddington Markets in 2003 with sleepwear designs that quickly brought retail and media attention. Renae...
Published 09/09/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Neomi Amit, International Sales & Export Manager at Unreal Fur, a Melbourne based, faux fur label brought to life in 2011. Neomi works with leading retailers around the world to drive the "Fauxvolution" of ethical and sustainable fashion. Joining Unreal Fur in 2017, she is a fearless voice for spreading the cruelty-free message. Partnering with retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Rent the Runway and Free People, Neomi is committed to...
Published 09/04/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Emma Puttick, the creator of Naudic. Emma's love affair with fashion began when she was working in London.The bohemian styles of the Portobello Road markets was where she first got the taste of what has become the Naudic look. Add influences from travels through Sweden, India and South-East Asia and you have a label that's bright, fun and eminently wearable. While there has been great evolution of the brand over the past decade, each Collection has...
Published 08/31/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Phoebes Garland, the Co-Founder of Garland & Garland Fashion Agency. Phoebes is a regular contributor & speaker in the fashion industry with over 25 years of experience. Her zone of genius the business of fashion, specialising in wholesale strategy, sales, product development and working with independent & major retailers Phoebes is also a passionate ambassador to not-for-profits - including Shake it Up Australia and Adopt Change. During...
Published 08/28/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Christian and Ren Kimber, the founders of Christian Kimber, an Australian luxury menswear brand. Before launching his eponymous label in 2016, Christian worked in a variety of industry roles in London, and as a buyer for a luxury department store in Australia. Christian received the National Design Award at the Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2019. Ren is the co-founder and advisor to the business, with a focus on marketing and the business side of...
Published 08/24/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Simon P Lock, Chairman and CEO of ORDRE, the founder of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, and a former Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion & Models. Simons is also a member of BoF Global 500, a recipient of the Australia Fashion Laureate and author of 'In The Front Row'. Simon has held senior management positions with a number of international fashion weeks including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Pakistan, New York and India. Simon...
Published 08/19/20
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Melissa Singer, a creative, commercially-minded writer, fashion and lifestyle editor and strategist. As the National Fashion Editor of The Age & SMH, Melissa is an active advocate of Australian Fashion. We've seen many Fashion Brands & Designers make 'Front Page' as a result of her strong and relatable voice on a range of topics from retail to women's representation in the media. During this raw and inspiring conversation, Melly shares...
Published 08/17/20
In this Episode Elizabeth speaks with Leah Betts, Co-Founder of Cachia Sleepwear & Multi Brand Entrepreneur. Leah has built a number of companies over her 20 year career. Including: Co-founding Tan Off in 2010 and Studio Play in 2011 In 2017 Leah launched Cachia together with Melbourne influencer Sophie Cachia and in 2019 Leah and Sophie also launched Fairy Magic Online. Leah is also the General Manager of Studio Kids. Leah has now launched her latest venture, which joins forces with...
Published 08/15/20
In this Episode Elizabeth speaks with Doug Stephens, the Founder of Retail Prophet. Doug is one of the world's foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking has influenced many of the most widely known international retailers, agencies and brands including Walmart, Google, L'Oreal, BMW and LVMH. Prior to founding his consultancy,Retail Prophet, Doug spent over 20 years in the retail industry, holding senior international leadership roles. Doug is the author of two...
Published 08/10/20
In this Episode Elizabeth speaks with Effie Kats, Melbourne Designer & Founder Bayse Brand & Dead End Lovers. Effie founded Zachary the label in 2013 which she operated for 5 years. After exiting Zachary, Effie launched her namesake label in 2018 which focusses on made to measure garments with a view to create perfectly tailored, sustainable pieces that last in your wardrobe for years to come. During this real and raw conversation with Effie shares the some of the challenges she's...
Published 08/07/20
In this his episode Elizabeth speaks with James Bartle, the Founding CEO of Outland Denim. Outland is the denim brand making jeans differently, and setting a new standard in fashion manufacturing. Driven by the desire to curb the trafficking of young girls into the illicit commercial sex industry, James created Outland Denim to generate training and employment opportunities for women vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Over six years James developed a unique business model that would...
Published 08/03/20
In this his episode Elizabeth speaks with Lana Wilkinson. Lana is Australia's leading fashion stylist, with a clientele that includes Rachel Zoe , Megan Gale, Rebecca Judd, Zoe Foster Blake and Rachael Finch just to name a few. Driven by a strong work ethic, her distinctive creative flair makes her an influential figure in the Australian retail landscape. Building on this love of fashion and a desire to design, Lana launched her own footwear brand in 2019. Her mission is to create...
Published 07/31/20
In this his episode Elizabeth speaks with Cathryn Wills, Founder of Sans Beast. Cathryn established Sans Beast in June 2017, after a career spanning close to 30 years in the Australian Fashion Industry. In establishing Sans Beast, Cathryn set out to build a design led, quality brand that only utilises materials that are procured from non-animal sources. During this dynamic, insightful conversation Cathryn shares some of the real challenges being faced, what's important right now, what every...
Published 07/27/20
Published 07/20/20
Welcome to Fashion. Business . Mindset , your FROW seat to 'real' stories from Designers, Brands, Entrepreneurs, Makers & Mentors. Our mission? To increase the success rate in the Fashion Industry by creating a dynamic fashion startup eco-system. Fashion Business Mindset provides industry support every step of the way & insider access to The Future of Fashion. Hosted & created by Elizabeth Formosa, the Founder of Fashion Equipped. In this episode, Elizabeth shares some insights...
Published 07/20/20