Last month Fashion Elixir editor stylist Jo Bayley and I attended the InForum Group‘s excellent presentation by veteran fashion editor and commentator Marion Hume at Mossgreen Gallery at Melbourne. The evening was a great success. Everyone appreciated the warm welcome, the setting, the culinary delights and Marion Hume’s candour, as well as her insights into the Ethical Fashion Forum a group dedicated to bringing about ‘a sustainable future for fashion’. Ms Hume has filed a major report for the April 2012 Fashion Issue of The Australian Financial Review Magazine. She paints a picture that is both sobering and thrilling, a cautionary tale with key findings for the future of the industry. The Hume Report captures a critical moment for an industry in flux, as it confronts both local and global pressures on various fronts, including the rise in online shopping. There are going to be casualties as well as standout success stories. Salutations to all those inspiring and creative leaders in the Australian fashion industry, who are taking on the fashion pundits in the rest of the world and winning on their own terms. Click our Link to read The Hume Report, retrieve a copy of The Australian Financial Review by subscription, or pick one up from your local newsagency today.
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Carolyn McDowall FRSA has gained considerable experience and business acumen in her professional career. An independent cultural and social historian, Carolyn is an interior designer by trade. She has been involved in the creative sector for over thirty years in Australia; completing interior design projects, creating and producing innovative corporate and not-for profit (social profit) community events. She has over that time continuously conducted independent research , while designing, developing, and producing educational art and design history programs in conjunction with renowned specialist colleagues.