Meetup With R.M. Williams & Adelaide Designers
Join us for Austin Fashion Initiative's (AFI) meetup, where we'll be exploring international connections. This event will feature a panel of designers from Adelaide Fashion Festival showcasing at Fashion X’s Austin Fashion Week.
Austin Fashion Initiative events are open to any professional participating in the fashion and creative industries. Join us for engaged networking, great conversation and special treats with Austin’s most innovative fashion business professionals.
Reserve your spot, space is limited. RSVP via the form below, or click here.
Meet The Labels & Speakers:
Sophia McMahon — Autark
Sophia is the designer and director of the Australian made slow fashion brand, autark. Upon completion of Fashion Design studies at TAFE South Australia, Sophia launched autark, which debuted at the Adelaide Fashion Festival in 2016, and has shown every year since, as well as at Melbourne Fashion Week in 2018.
The autark ethos focuses on the slow fashion movement, investment in classic pieces as part of a capsule wardrobe, and the use of natural fibres. Autark designs have appeared on Vogue Australia Online, as well as in The Australian Newspaper, Fashion Journal and the Adelaide Review.
Samantha Grove - R.M. Williams
Samantha Grove is the Sales Supervisor for R.M Williams and currently oversees business operations and communications for the Austin store. She has been working in retail for 5 years, and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Retail Merchandising and Consumer Sciences.
Samantha has spent her entire career in retail, and has a passion for sustainable and ethical business practices. In addition to working for R.M. Williams, she runs a lifestyle blog, Mod Modiste.