Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) is scheduled from May 31 to June 4, at Carriageworks and other select venues throughout Sydney. Around two dozen designers, dubbed the ‘2021 Changemakers.’ will participate in the official AAFW event in various capacities.The event will include shows, presentations, trade showrooms, virtual content and programming with highlights including the return of Romance Was Born show, Afterpay’s ‘Future of Fashion’ Runway presenting the first collective showcase and the Indigenous Fashion Projects featuring the collections of leading First Nations designers.
Runway shows will be complemented by trade showrooms, The Suites, which will host AAFW’s visiting buyers and media, and will feature a curated selection of Australian designers. AAFW will also launch AFC Virtual on ORDRE, a luxury online wholesale portal, designed to increase trade outcomes for Australian fashion designers.
Additional conversations and special events at the Fashion Week include Nicky and Simone Zimmermann in talk with Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edwina McCann.