Australian Fashion Foundation 8th Annual Summer Party




New York, June 8, 2016– The Australian Fashion Foundation (AUSFF), supported by The Woolmark Company, celebrated the summer season last night at the AUSFF’s annual summer party, held at JIMMY at The James Hotel in New York City. The AUSFF, which assists talented and passionate young Australians in the global fashion industry, has held the event for the past seven years.


The event’s honorary committee included Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman of Camilla & Marc; Dion Lee; Kym Ellery of ELLERY; and Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo of TOME.


“Our annual Australian Fashion Foundation event is a chance for the New York fashion and creative industries to learn more about the best of Australian fashion and help support the next generation of design talent. New York is the best global stage for any fashion designer but especially for Australian designers – there is a real love here for the sexy, wearable aesthetic that Australians are known for. The Woolmark Company’s support of emerging fashion design is truly world class,” explained Malcolm Carfrae, Founder of AUSFF.


Notable attendees included:

  • Malcolm Carfrae, co-founder, AUSFF
  • Julie Anne Quay, co-founder, AUSFF
  • Rob Newbould, board member, AUSFF
  • Sarah Wynter wearing Zimmermann
  • Zanita Whittington, wearing Zimmermann
  • Elyse Taylor, wearing Zimmermann
  • Georgia Fowler, wearing Dion Lee
  • Margaret Zhang, wearing Dion Lee
  • Alexandra Agoston, wearing Dion Lee
  • Charlee Fraser, wearing Dion Lee
  • Madison Stubbington, wearing Dion Lee
  • Bridget Malcolm, wearing Bec and Bridge, Ellery pants
  • Camilla Freeman-Topper, wearing Camilla & Marc
  • Jordan Barrett
  • Thaddeus O’Neil
  • Nellie Partow
  • Dion Lee
  • Montana Cox
  • Georgia Lazzaro
  • Kiane von Mueffling
  • Jonathan Saunders
  • Paolo Riva
  • Lincoln Pilcher
  • Susan Joy
  • Christopher Esber
  • Anna Plunkett
  • Luke Sales
  • Amy Sacco
  • Jordan Murray
  • Mimi Elashiry
  • Katherine Keating
  • Robert Burke
  • Michelle Lee, The Woolmark Company
  • Georgie Mosman, The Woolmark Company


The AUSFF is pleased to have the support of the Australian Consulate General in New York. Thank you also to Wine Australia and Hentley Farm as the official drinks partners for the event.



About The Woolmark Company:


The Woolmark Company is the global authority on wool. Through our extensive network of relationships spanning the international textile and fashion industries, we highlight Australian wool’s position as the ultimate natural fiber and premier ingredient in luxury apparel.


The Woolmark logo is one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, providing assurance of the highest quality, and representing pioneering excellence and innovation from farm through to finished product.


The Woolmark Company is a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation, a not-for-profit enterprise owned by more than 24,000 woolgrowers that invests in research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian wool.


For more information on The Woolmark Company visit






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