Episodes
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
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