SUSTAINABILITY TAKES FRONT SEAT AT ADL FASHION WEEK 2023
A selection of Associated Events at ADL Fashion Week (AFW) 2023 will take a deep dive into sustainability in the fashion industry. From discussion panels, stylist sessions, walking tours, and more, the industry topic of conscious fashion features in locations across the city.
Professor Angelina Russo says sustainability is not just a trend; it’s a fundamental responsibility that the fashion industry must embrace.
“It's incredible to see that AFW is committed to advancing sustainability in fashion, not just as a part of the event, but an integral element of the industry's future” says Russo. “Fashion can be a force for good. By championing sustainability, we aim to inspire positive change, reduce our environmental footprint, and create a more responsible and beautiful world for generations to come."
Opshopulence x French Laundry sees city sustainable consignment store, French Laundry, host Faye De Lanty, author of book Opshopulence and thrift stylist for Salvation Army Australia on Sunday 22 October. French Laundry owner, Mia Crescitelli, joins Faye for a panel discussion on conscious fashion, followed by Faye providing attendees with restyling tips, tricks, and fresh ideas to get the most out of their thrifted styles. Faye will also sign copies of Opshopulence that will be available for purchase, while attendees can enjoy eponymous martinis and fries, as a cheeky nod to the store’s name.
Fast Fashion: Hanging by a Thread is a panel discussion led by Professor Angelina Russo, practicing designer and owner of artisanal enterprise Fleurieu Made. The Friday 20 October event will spark insightful conversation about the opportunities for embracing localised, small-scale manufacturing. It will also include discussion on the environmental challenges of global fashion supply chains.
Exploring Slow Fashion takes shoppers for a journey on foot around the city to discover a collection of stores within Adelaide’s shopping scene that hero sustainable fashion. The walking tour, created exclusively for AFW 2023 by Adelaide’s Flamboyance Tours, explores local businesses championing fashion sustainability and conscious choices, with time to peruse and shop at each store. Discounts and surprise gifts await attendees as they traverse through Rundle Mall, Adelaide Arcade and Rundle Street on this exclusive tour, offered on Friday 20 October and Saturday 21 October.
Included in Exploring Slow Fashion as one of the eco-conscious stops, is curated thrift store Sustainable Shopping Co. on Charles Street, just off Rundle Mall. This trove of vintage treasures are offering their own AFW experience, with sweet DJ tunes and a stylist on hand in-store during extended trading hours.
Finally, in Adelaide Arcade, Finding Nina Vintage will host Marche de la Mode on Sunday 22 October, inspired by effortlessly chic Parisian style. Event-goers will explore the vintage store’s spring collection while they enjoy a glass of sparkling and a meticulously crafted pastry from neighbouring tearoom café, Cielo. Upcycling designer and editorial stylist Lucia Zabla will speak at the event, unveiling upcoming fashion trends and tips for blending vintage pieces into the modern wardrobe.
For more details and to book tickets, visit ADLFASHIONWEEK.COM.
AFW 2023 is presented by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) and runs from Friday 20 October to Sunday 22 October.