The World of Fashion and Luxury set to meet at Summit in Sydney 2013!

16 Dec


May 16th is the date, The Sydney Opera House is the venue and the list of speakers from the world of luxury and style are yet to be divulged!

Presented by The Australian Financial Review Magazine and curated by renowned fashion editor Marion Hume, this luxury business and fashion summit will draw much international attention to Australia's finest exports.

The Summit will provide a platform for luxury businesses and fashion designers from our region and it is expected that thousands from within the industry will head to the harbour-side city come May 16.

The Australian Financial Review Magazine produces two fashion issues a year and it is very fitting that they host the Summit.

Editor of The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Jeni Porter has provided STYLEWA with some insight into the upcoming event;

STYLEWA – The first of it's kind in the Asia-Pacific region, this luxury business and fashion summit is set to be held at the Sydney Opera House on May 16, 2013. How did the summit come about and how was it decided that the Sydney Opera house play host to the event?

Jeni Porter – The Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive buildings on the planet and has seen countless great collaborations in its history – making it a natural fit for the summit and the focus around creative collaboration.

STYLEWA- It seems fitting for The Australian Financial Review Magazine to be presenting this event as style and luxury are displayed from cover to cover! What can people expect from this Summit and why is it important for those involved with the world of fashion and luxury to attend?

Jeni Porter – The event is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, with an unprecedented line up of global speakers who span the luxury business and fashion world.

Attendees can expect discussion, debate and to gain insight into the speakers and their incredible knowledge.

The Australian Financial Review Magazine produces two fashion issues per year, so we really see this as creating an interactive platform to connect industry, readers, consumers, retailers and beyond.

STYLEWA- Can you tell us a few of the luxury brands and speakers that are set to speak at the Summit?

Jeni Porter – We will make an announcement early in 2013 about speakers.

STYLEWA- How has the market for 'high-end' products and fashion in Australia changed over the last ten years?

Jeni Porter – The appetite for luxury and growth of the industry in Australia over the last number of years has been quite incredible.

In general retail has been quite challenged, but this is not the case at the top end of the market.

There have been brands extending their offering into Australia and opening stand-alone stores, new brands entering the market and expansion across the board, which is showing no signs of slowing down.

In the last year a number of watch brands have opened stand-alone stores, Dior is set to open its first store in the coming months, Louis Vuitton Maison opened in Sydney (one of only 13 worldwide) and openings have been steady in both Brisbane and Perth.

The luxury market as a whole is showing no signs of slowing down.

STYLEWA- With many Australian capital cities now playing host to local and international luxury businesses, it is without a doubt that fashion and luxury is in demand within our region. With big brands, comes big dollars and world-wide attention so it is fantastic that we can expect to hear speakers covering issues and trends in the market – what regions can we expect to hear from?

Jeni Porter – Speakers will be from various parts of the world, with content to be focused around creative collaboration in all its forms.

The brilliance of having a range of speakers is that approach and content will be entirely different – covering trends and issues, whilst also focusing on their impact in the Asia-Pacific region.

STYLEWA- When can delegates expect to register for tickets and how many tickets are on offer?

Jeni Porter – A site is available now to register for updates on the event, ticket sale information will be released early in 2013.

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For all things in the world of luxury and fashion, mark May 16, 2013 in your calendar and keep updated with the Australian Financial Review Magazine and STYLEWA.

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