Fashion Weeks Oceania

Fashion Weeks are trade events open to registered buyers, press and members of the fashion industry only

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Australians buy 56 new pieces of clothing per year, new report finds
We all know that we’re buying too many clothes, but a report released today by the Australian Fashion Council (AFC) has shone a light on the sheer volume of new clothing Australians are buying each year.
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History Fashion Weeks Oceania

The fashion landscape in Oceania, which includes Australia and New Zealand, is marked by vibrant creativity and a unique blend of cultural influences. Several fashion weeks in the region showcase the talent of local and international designers. Here’s an overview of the history of fashion events in Oceania:

Melbourne Fashion Festival, Australia (est. 1997) – The Melbourne Fashion Festival, commonly known as Melbourne Fashion Week, started in 1997. It has since become one of the major fashion events in Australia. The festival showcases a mix of established and emerging designers, featuring runway shows, exhibitions, and cultural events.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), Sydney (est. 1996) – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is one of the most prominent fashion events in the Southern Hemisphere. Established in 1996, it attracts both local and international designers, showcasing a diverse range of styles. The event plays a significant role in promoting Australian fashion on the global stage.

New Zealand Fashion Week, Auckland (est. 2001) – New Zealand Fashion Week, launched in 2001, has been a crucial platform for Kiwi designers. The event showcases the best of New Zealand fashion, from established names to emerging talent. It contributes to the growth and recognition of the New Zealand fashion industry.

Pacific Runway Fashion Show, Australia (est. 2012) – Pacific Runway is an event that celebrates the fashion and cultural diversity of Pacific Island designers. It provides a platform for designers from the Pacific to showcase their work and has gained recognition for promoting Pacific fashion on an international level.

Fiji Fashion Week (est. 2008) – Fiji Fashion Week was established in 2008 to showcase Fijian and Pacific fashion. It aims to promote sustainable fashion practices and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the region.

These fashion events in Oceania contribute to the region’s growing influence in the global fashion industry. They provide a platform for designers to express their creativity, connect with industry professionals, and contribute to the unique narrative of fashion in the Oceania region.

Australian Fashion Council - National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme

Australian fashion industry to move towards circularity by 2030
At a virtual Town Hall attended by more than 250 Australian fashion brands, retailers, charitable recyclers and recycling and clothing waste stakeholders in February 2023, the National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme (NCPSS) released its plan to achieve circularity for Australian clothing and fashion by 2030.
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