Vogue Liv­ing hon­ours Mel­bourne’s cre­ative stars in our Women of Ex­cel­lence series

VOGUE Living Australia - - CONTENTS - Pho­tographed by Justin Ri­dler

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.

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