The differences and developments compared to the first 5 years of FJFW.
1. A much more streamlined event of international standards 2. Designers understanding the objectives of participating in a Fashion Week 3. General Public’s perception of what a Fashion Week is about has changed, they seem to understand Fashion is a Trade, it is a business 4. Expotential growth in the youth market from 10 in 2009 to 400 in 2016, Student designer number has increased from 32 to 41 in 2017 5. Increase in international media and fashion industry experts attending this year, highest number ever at 12 6. Business of Fashion Symposium has 6 presenters all industry experts from Australia and NZ 7. Government support is at its highest since 2008 8. Corporate support has increased 9. Fashion education is now accessibly locally through the joint venture of APTC and FNU, with the highest number of students being emerging Fashion Designers 10. Fashion Designers have had more global exposure with the participation of FJFW designers in LA Fashion Week and Australian Fashion Week.