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Interview with our host Danielle Collis

Events like the Sydney Retail Festival are beneficial for both Australian brands because they allow for brands to showcase their range/products, see what’s trending, generate leads, meet with boutiques and buyers, network network and network!! Build relationships, check out what their competitors are doing, find creative ideas, meet other retailers and vendors, and learn from the free discussion panels! It’s great for fashion bout...

Australian Retailers We Love

Here at the Sydney Retail Festival we are just as passionate about supporting Australian independent retail stores as we are about supporting Australian independent labels. We are wanted to introduce to you a number high calibre of brick-and-mortar independent fashion boutiques who have registered to attend our event this September who are located across Australia. 21Concept was established with a vision to transform outlet shopping into a bespoke, private indul...

Interview with Taryn Williams from theright.fit

This year at the Sydney Retail Festival Seminar Series we are very excited to have the wonderful Taryn Williams from theright.fit speaking on our Fashion Influence & Marketing panel. Taryn Williams is one of Australia’s most popular female entrepreneurs and digitial influencers. She was awarded the 2017 B&T Women in Media tech leader and recognised for her work with theright.fit winning the 2018 Mumbrella Award for innovation. Taryn has featured in the B&T...

The Future of Retail with Alice Fitch

Alice Fitch has been in the Australian apparel and fashion industry for over 10 years. One day, Alice realised she was determined to create the very best fashion agency in Australia: Alice in La-La. After great success working with stores and labels across the country, Alice identified an opportunity to help empower retailers to make their best buying decisions. Her new platform, Whola, is launching soon so we caught up with Alice to hear about her visio...

Interview with Adrianne from The Little Magazine

The Little Magazine has become a key platform for Australian designers to connect and share their stories. We spoke to its founder, talented photographer Adrianne Miller Roberts, about her passion for local design and her advice for childresnwear labels to break through the noise. Enjoy reading the interview below! Lila & Huxley - Freshwater Shorties - Sydney &...

Save the Dates: SRF Seminar Series 2019

The SRF Seminar Series is back this September! Year after year, the Sydney Retail Festival Seminar Series is a highlight of the show. The discussion panels cover all topics that are most important to the Australian Retail Industry right now. It is a very unique opportunity to learn from the best and ask questions. We are very grateful to our speakers who offer their invaluable insight and ...

Élocin x Sara Sidari's Tee Collaboration

We pride ourselves on the community over competition mentality of our premium fashion trade events. Earlier this year, Nicole from womenswear label Elocin and illustrator Sara Sidari met through a mutual friend MC Danielle Collis at the Melbourne Retail Festival. This meeting sparked a sensational collaboration between the two talented designers who have released a collection of limited edition fashion tees. ...

The Future of Retail: What do fashion shoppers want?

In the past 20 years, the rise of social media and online shopping platforms has dramatically changed the fashion retail landscape. Whilst brand and retailers prepare for a very different future to our predecessors, here we outline some small to medium term strategies that will help them stay relevant to an increasingly elusive shopper.

How To Be a Sustainable Fashion Brand

We know that emerging brands want to make a difference environmentally and yet, creating a completely sustainable brand can be a daunting − not to mention expensive− task. When considering your brand’s environmental footprint, it is more realistic to start with these small steps.

Interview: aaina & co

We had the pleasure of interviewing Dina, the founder & designer of aaina & co. Combining a minimalist style with soulful messages, aaina & co is a unique fashion brand whose jewellery is designed to reflect the wearer’s inner beauty of their natural soul.

#SUPPORTLOCAL: WHAT MAKES AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS SO UNIQUE

At the 2019 Melbourne Retail Festival every fashion buyer who attended was very impressed with the high calibre and individuality of the exhibiting brands and designers. Australia has always received global recognition for our unique lifestyle and natural wonders however one thing that has always been overlooked is the uniqueness of our fashion designers. We are very excited to be bringing...

Best Fashion Podcasts

We are podcast obsessed at the moment in the Sydney Retail Festival office! We'd love to share with you our top picks for the best business, fashion and life advice. Listen Here Fashion journalists Camille Charriere and Monica Ainley give you a unique, behind the scenes look at how the fashion industry operates with their podcast series “Fashion: No Filter”. ...