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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.

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