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Fashion Panel with Anthony Halas, Seafolly, Gary Novis, Retail Apparel Group, 3 September 2013

Jackie Frank, Editor & Publisher of Marie Claire, moderated a discussion on Inside the Business of Fashion with Keynote speakers: Anthony Halas, CEO, Seafolly and Gary Novis, CEO, Retail Apparel Group .

The panel addressed a Young Business Forum reception with 130 young professionals in the 22 -35 year demographic. Guests were also invited to view the Sydney Jewish Museums unique exhibition, Dressing Sydney  The Jewish Fashion Story and engage in a Q&A session with the panel. This event was proudly sponsored by Westfield Sydney and the Sydney Jewish Museum.The world of fashion has truly become one of the most international of industries. Australia continues to play above its weight in this high risk environment, where trends are fickle and the internet is both ally and foe.

Jackie Frank is the Editor and Publisher of one of our nation’s most influential, fashion magazines. She engaged Anthony Halas and Gary Novis, two of our most respected and experienced fashion practitioners in a behind the ‘glitz-and-glamour’ perspective at what it takes to make a successful ‘rag-trade’ business.

With the evolution of the fashion industry, we asked how the move by foreign brands to our shores has impacted local competition. We considered the traditional bricks and mortar way of business in the context of a world of taste-changing, social media and the power of SEM (Search Engine Marketing).

Seafolly Since 1975, one of the most recognised swimwear and beach lifestyle brands in the world.

Retail Apparel Group; The RAG brands TAROCASH, yd. and CONNOR are synonymous with smart, casual menswear.

Marie Claire; Australia’s No 1 local and international fashion magazine.

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