The Australian Fashion Chamber is focused on providing mentorship, education and access to information to support designers.

Mentorship

A formal mentor program is in place with the Australian Fashion Chamber, available to members and designers who have won a mentorship via award programs. We are also working on resources to help designers in their business activities – please see our Fashion 101 series on our website here.

Find more detail on the Mentorship program here.

Guest Lecture Series

The AFC regularly holds guest lectures via our Board of Directors and network of mentors, available to tertiary fashion education institutes across Australia.

Please contact us to discuss hosting a guest lecture.

Awards

The Australian Fashion Chamber is available to assist with current Australian design competitions that support the growth of Australian fashion designers.

Current competitions can be supported by the Chamber either by coordinating industry communication, establishing competition criteria, building judging panels, fostering winners, providing mentorship as prize components, and providing general advice and council.

If you would like to engage please send us details on the competition for consideration.

Australian Fashion Chamber Awards

Thanks to AMP Capital Shopping Centres’ commitment to our industry, an integral cornerstone for the AFC will be the future introduction of the AFC Awards which would recognise outstanding achievements throughout the year and providing a new opportunity for established designers.

The award will eventually be built to support the internationalisation of established Australian fashion designers. The Awards are something we are building towards and look forward to doing in years to come.

Designers Abroad

The Australian Fashion Chamber’s Designers Abroad program was established in 2015 with the goal of promoting the Australian fashion industry by identifying exceptional fashion design talent and by promoting this talent in key international markets.

The AFC’s objective is to facilitate introductions to key international media and buyers for the purposes of growing our members businesses globally. The program provides advice, mentoring and financial support to participate in a showroom space in different fashion capitals around the world, starting in Paris.

The AFC is proud to foster and encourage Australian design talent and to help our best designers enhance their exporting capabilities. 2017 applications are now open for NYC during Resort season during June 12th to 16th, 2017 and for Paris S/S 2018 during September 26th to October 3rd, 2017. Please note you can apply for both seasons but will only be selected for one.

Download the application here via Word or PDF.

Other Activities

The Chamber is always announcing additional initiatives for the short and long term in support of Australian fashion designers.

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