Indonesian designer Novita Yunus with QUT fashion academics Melanie Finger and Carla Van Lunn.
Indonesian designer Novita Yunus with QUT fashion academics Melanie Finger and Carla Van Lunn.

Entrepreneurship in fashion

QUT Fashion SchoolQUT Fashion School hosted 25 Indonesian fashion and textile designers, entrepreneurs and members of the Indonesian government recently for a two-week professional training course in international fashion business for the federal government’s Australia Awards in Indonesia Program.

QUT fashion academic Carla Van Lunn designed the course to give key Indonesian designers and retailers insights and skills to enter the international marketplace.

QUT Fashion School“While Indonesia has a large population that supports many home-grown fashion businesses internally, its fashion industry wants to look outside the domestic market to grow their businesses,” said Ms Van Lunn, who previously conducted a pre-course workshop in Jakarta.

Ms Van Lunn said Indonesian and Australian designers were well-positioned to take advantage of the large and lucrative global resortwear market, thanks to our warm weather and coastal lifestyles.

International Business Readiness for the Fashion and Textiles Sector is the second QUT-run Australia Awards short course supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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