Vincent Li | CTF Curated Melbourne | May Edition
CTF Curated | Melbourne – Australia’s Emerging Fashion Labels
Head to either location from the dates below and shop some of Australia’s most exciting emerging labels.
Emporium | Level 2, Shop 218 | From Monday 15 May with different labels each week – Join us on the 17th for a drink and to shop the labels during the Emporium’s VIP Shop The City night!
Week 1 kicks off with Nico, Lois Hazel, Mndatory and ABCH.
St. Collins Lane | Ground Floor | From Monday 22 May with different labels each week plus a series of daytime and evening workshops and events with our labels to be announced!
Week 1 kicks off with Elvie & Leo, Hew, Maude Studio and Siyona.
Support local. Meet the people behind the labels. Connect to the skill and care in each the garment.
A.BCH | CITIZEN WOLF | COLLECTIVE CLOSETS | ELVIE & LEO | ERIK-YVON | HARLOW | HEW | LOIS HAZEL | LOTT STUDIO | MAUDE STUDIO | MNDATORY | MR WILLO | NICO | POST SOLE STUDIO | REMUSE DESIGNS | SCOTT BENEDICTINE | SIYONA | SZN | VINCENT LI
VINCENT LI | 29 MAY – 4 JUNE – St. Collins Lane | Ground Floor | 5 JUNE – 11 JUNE – Emporium | Level 2, Shop 218 |
Council of Textile & Fashion’s CEO, Dave Giles-Kaye says of the program, “CTF Curated is a wide-scale Australian fashion incubator that combines mentorship, business development and retail opportunities to help Australia’s most exciting emerging fashion labels on their journey to building sustainable businesses. The program includes four pop-up retail events each year, connecting these labels and the people behind them to consumers.”
Council of Textile & Fashion’s CEO, Dave Giles-Kaye says of the program “As a key part of the Australian fashion ecosystem, the success of these labels stands to have a broader impact across the local value chain. We are seeing the program already established as a ‘movement’, uniting various stakeholders from the labels themselves through to manufacturers, fashion festivals and tech start-ups. CTF Curated is cultivating a sense of community that has been lacking in our industry, one that values design, collaboration and ideas sharing.”
What is Curated Melbourne?
CTF Curated launched earlier this year as a program for emerging Fashion & Textile (F&T) businesses. CTF was approached by these companies who identified that the areas they needed help with the most were mentorship, targeted and practical training and exposure to retail. What came of these early consultations was Curated, a program with each of these elements, organised around a series of “department store” retail experiences each year. As the name suggests, the range is carefully curated and offers everything from children’s to men’s and women’s wear to jewellery and accessories.
Why the Council of Textile & Fashion?
As a not for profit, independent membership body, and the peak industry body for Australia’s Fashion & Textile sector, we represent businesses from across the Australian textile and fashion supply chain. Our core mission is to help the local industry grow, and we see supporting emerging labels and designers as a key part of that ecosystem.
Who else is involved in Curated Melbourne?
Support for the program has been broad with the involvement of a stellar lineup of mentors like John Condilis (Nobody Denim), Courtney Miller (Australian Fashion Chamber), Graeme Lewsey (VAMFF), Carla Woidt (Country Road), to name a few.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
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