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Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

  • Digital
  • Talk

26 Nov | 1 – 2 pm | Online | Free | Watch the live stream here

Featured Speakers

Brian Huynh

Born and raised in Melbourne, Brian Huynh is the founder and Creative Director of MNDATORY. Brian is a three-times finalist of the MFF National Designer Award. In 2019 he was the recipient of the St.George NextGen prize at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Ema Hewitt

Ema is the designer behind local label, Hew. After returning to Melbourne in 2012 working in costume design in LA, she noticed a gap in the market and began to create menswear pieces with prints by local artists.

Fatuma Ndenzako

African born and Melbourne raised, Fatuma Ndenzako is one half of the eclectic clothing label Collective Closets. The label is a harmonious marriage between the sister's two cultures playing on chic but restrained silhouettes found in Melbourne and the aesthetics of modern African fashion.

Giulia Brugliera

Giulia is the Managing Editor of Fashion Journal – one of Australia’s leading fashion and lifestyle titles. Giulia began her career as an editorial intern and has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism Major) / Bachelor of Laws from Monash University.


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