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How to turn Fashion Illustration into a career: An Introduction

Both successful fashion illusrators in their own right, Mads Francis and Sarah Darby built a creative business as a platform for themselves and other creatives to share their work and expertise.

At this informal event, Mads and Sarah will talk about their journeys as illustrators and how they built their businesses.

They will cover:

- How to get started.

- How to work with the brands you want.

- How to collaborate and with whom.

- Guidelines around how to get to your pricing.

Mads and Sarah will answer any questions you may have and there will be a chance to network with buddying aspiring creatives.

Drinks and Nibbles provided.



Join Dan Castano (street style photographer) and Bianca O'Neill (fashion journalist and blogger) for a night of discussion about how to tell your story on social media.How do you convey your brand story through your copywriting, captions and imagery? Writing social captions and blog posts can be overwhelming - as can curating the perfect visual feed. These two experts will discuss what it takes to create engaging stories that make an impact within your social media tribe, encourage sharing and virality, and drive engagement. Join a Q&A and networking session at the end to ask all the questions you've wanted to ask about creating a successful social media presence.

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An insider's guide to fashion writing: how to break into the business

Join Melissa Singer (The Age) and Bianca O'Neill (Herald Sun, Fashion Journal) for a night of discussion about being a fashion writer in the age of new media.

From copywriting for fashion clients or your own fashion business, to fashion blogging and fashion journalism, they will discuss style, technique, pitching to media and clients, and professionalism.

Learn from their own experiences, failures and successes, and join a Q&A and networking session at the end to ask all the questions you've wanted to ask about fashion writing.

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Micky In The Van showings.

Sunday 3rd March 10am until 6pm

Come and view the latest Autumn/Winter 19 collection from Micky In The Van straight off the runway at VAMFF. Have an opportunity to see the collection close up, try on pieces and pre-order from the collection before it’s available to the general public. You will Aldo have the opportunity to meet the designer, Estelle Michaelides, and her collaborators from the runway show, all whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles. We look forward to see you!

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