The Full Program for Australian Fashion Week 2022 is Here, So Get Your Calendar Ready
While we might be already predicting fashion trends and planning outfits for the 2022 Australian Afterpay Fashion Week, we weren’t able to plan the entire week to a tee — until now.
It’s time to grab your best fashionista friends, because today IMG (the official owner and operator of AAFW) have announced it’s schedule of events and programming for AAFW 2022.
Fashion Week will take place May 9 — 13 live at Carriageworks and virtually on their website here. The schedule was announced at Shell House this morning, and we have everything you need to know right here.
“The 2022 schedule of designer shows, programming and special events features some of the industry’s most noteworthy names, all gearing up to showcase their creativity and hard work against the vivid backdrop
of Sydney, the resort wear capital of the Asia Pacific region,” Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Fashion Events & Properties, Natalie Xenita, said in a statement today.
“As the cornerstone for growth and recognition, AAFW celebrates the ingenuity of Australia’s top designers and creators, providing them with
the opportunity to showcase their creativity and innovation across Australia and around the globe.”
Who Are the 2022 Changemakers Featured in AAFW This Year?
Expanding on its initiative launched in 2021 to celebrate a collective of names leveraging fashion as a cultural catalyst and defining the future of Australian fashion, IMG also announced it’s 2022 Changemakers who will participate in AAFW in various capacities including programming, content
integrations and runway shows.
This year, IMG collaborated with Serwah Attafuah, the trailblazing self-taught digital artist from Western Sydney who has gained international notoriety for her 3D animations and hyper-fantastic worlds, to bring each of the Changemakers to life through her unique lens.
Which Designers Will Be Show in AAFW 2022?
Kicking off with a Welcome to Country produced by First Nations Fashion + Design, AAFW will feature 50 live runway shows and presentations. Designer shows include Aaizel, Adaptive Clothing Collective, Aje,
Alix Higgins, All Is A Gentle Spring, Anna Antal, Apartment, Asta Resort, Auteur, bassike, Beare Park, BEC + BRIDGE, Bianca Spender, BONDI BORN, By Weave, Daniel Avakian, Dyspnea, Emma Pills, ERIK-YVON, ESSE, First Nations Fashion + Design, Gary Bigeni, Gyre, Hansen & Gretel, Haulier, Henne, Indigenous Fashion Projects, Injury, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, Jordan Dalah, Joslin, Karla Špetić, L’IDÉE, Mariam Seddiq, Matteau, Nicol & Ford, One Mile, Oroton, Romance Was Born, Rumer, sass & bide, St. Agni, The Curve Edit, The Innovators: Fashion Design Studio TAFE NSW, TORANNCE, We Are Kindred and Wynn Hamlyn, among others.
What Are This Year’s AAFW: The Talks?
This year, AAFW: The Talks presented by Glenfiddich will explore a range of topics including:
- Empowering Voices: Fashion’s Cultural Impact on Representation and Inclusion featuring designers Jordan Gogos and Jessie Sadler, fashion educator Bryce Alexander McIntosh and First Nations model Bijang Slabb
- Digital Fashion: The New Frontier, in conversation with designer Charlotte Hicks and augmented reality specialist Caitlin Lomax
- First Nations Fashion + Design: Yours, Mine and Ours with Grace Lillian Lee
- Back of House with IMG FOCUS: Managing Director Dominic Kaffka, Lara Inc Events event director Lara Karamian and stylist and BONDI BORN Creative Director Karla Clarke
For consumers seeking an elevated and immersive way to take part in Fashion Week, tickets are available to a selection of runway shows and programming via AAFW: The Experience, AAFW’s integrated consumer
offering. Experience tickets are limited and available now via their website here.
More About Australian Afterpay Fashion Week
As Australia’s only international fashion trade event, AAFW attracts over 18,000 attendees and participants across the five-day schedule including international media, industry, consumers, talent, crew, and international buyers.
In continued partnership with City of Sydney, IMG will cement AAFW as a leader in sustainably produced fashion events globally. Entering its fourth year, the strategic roadmap supports sustainable event operations via waste minimisation, resource management and energy efficiency. Sustainability partner Made By Fressko, will provide approximately 2,500 reusable water bottles to all staff, significantly minimising the presence of single use plastic.
The digital destination of Fashion Week (AAFW.com.au), is where fashion fans can get a front row seat to fashion shows and programming, live and on demand. Followers can also experience the best of AAFW by following @ausfashionweek across Instagram and Facebook, @AUSFW on TikTok and Twitter and through the official event hashtag #AAFW.