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Read the mag: Issue 194

Buckle Up

Welcome to our first issue for the year. It’s one that is particularly important to us, because of the stories it tells and the talent it spotlights. The overarching theme of the issue is New Generation and, within these pages, you’ll see it unfold in a number of ways.

On page 12 we speak with Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, who have both been personally impacted by Australia’s recent bush res. We touch on the intersection of sustainability and fashion, and explore what role our industry has to play in galvanising change. Later in the issue, we pro le a series of independent labels operating with responsible design and production at their core (page 46).

From page 16, we highlight ve industry figures who are relatively unsung, yet pivotal in shaping the future of fashion in Australia. From holding brands and government to account, to bringing Indigenous fashion design to the fore, these leaders are important forces within the industry.

Finally, from page 30 we look to a new generation of design talent, showcasing looks from the country’s top 12 fashion graduates selected for the National Graduate Showcase later this month, held at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. As the supporting partner of the showcase, we hope to see you there.

The FJ team xx

 

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