Another highlight not to be missed is Fashion Words, a full day dedicated to fashion in its written medium – magazines, books, blogs, etc. On Saturday 7, you can’t miss the keynote by Bandana Tewari, Editor-at-Large of Vogue India, who will be talking about the relationship between traditional Indian craftsmanship and luxury European brands, as well as the emergence of a new generation of fashion designers, and ethics in production and manufacturing.
During that day, other talks will take place. In the morning, you can join designer Alistair Trung, writer Bri Lee, and Director of MAAS, Dolla Meerrillees, for an interactive panel about books and their power to shape our thinking regarding gender, identity and dressing codes. In the afternoon, you can hear first-hand the personal experience in the fashion world by Tara Moss, a model-turned-author; and a conversation between Helen Garner – journalist, screenwriter, and novelist –, Charlotte Wood – novelist –, and Gabriela Tylesova – costume designer for plays and musicals such as Sweeney Todd and Salomé –, who will discuss the importance of dressing and clothing when creating characters and their identities.