Vogue Living honours Melbourne’s creative stars in our Women of Excellence series
This summer, Vogue Living readers will have the opportunity to meet four of Melbourne’s leading creative talents at an intimate dinner and panel discussion on innovation in the creative industries. The event, to be held in the botanical surrounds of the Melbourne Flower Merchant, will feature acclaimed interior designer Mardi Doherty of Doherty Design Studio; award-winning architects Clare Cousins of Clare Cousins Architects and Iva Foschia of IF Architecture; and eminent Australian photographer Sharyn Cairns.
In an exclusive evening of fine food complemented by matching wines, Vogue Living editor Rebecca Caratti will lead a round-table dialogue with the quartet on how they started in their respective careers, what it takes to climb to the top of their professions, and the ››
“We’re entering a new era of empowerment for women. Our goal is to create a platform to support and honour women pushing boundaries in all areas of design” REBECCA CARATTI, EDITOR
‹‹ collaborations and design innovations that inspire them to drive change for a better world. “We’re entering a new era of empowerment for women,” says Caratti. “Our goal is to create a platform to support and honour women pushing boundaries in all areas of design — and to encourage future female creatives.”
The Melbourne Vogue Living Women of Excellence event, in partnership with BMW, follows the debut of the dinner series in Sydney this November at renowned contemporary Thai eatery Chin Chin. Over a vividly delicious three-course meal, interior stylist Caroline Choker of Acme & Co, Kirsten Stanisich of Richards Stanisich architects, and Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of interior design practice Arent & Pyke will discuss their personal stories of inspiration and design innovation. The Melbourne event will start at 6.30pm on 20 February, 2019, at Melbourne Flower Merchant, 2/555 Bourke Street, Melbourne. The Sydney event starts at 6.30pm on 21 November, 2018, at Chin Chin, 69 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills. To pre-register for ticket details, visit vogueliving.com.au/womenofexcellence
FROM LEFT Sharyn Cairns, Iva Foschia, Clare Cousins and Mardi Doherty. Photographed on location at Melbourne Flower Merchant.
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Melbourne creatives Cairns, Cousins, Doherty and Foschia are ready to share the secrets of their success.