LECTURERS

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JESSICA

COGNETTA

Jessica Cognetta has experience in various areas of the Fashion Industry. Her professional career began in fashion styling at titles GRAZIA & ELLE Magazine before moving on to work in Public Relations for agencies EVH & MML. Most recently Jessica worked as a talent agent at leading agency IMG. Jessica also is the founder of lifestyle brand SOLAQUA.

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JACKIE

JIMENEZ

Jackie Jimenez is a luxury marketing and communications professional with extensive experience in the Australian and International markets across fashion, lifestyle and automotive. She has worked for brands such as Gucci, McLaren, Rolls- Royce and Valentino and has managed the marketing for international fashion brands in the European market whilst living abroad. 

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STACEY

VANOSKA

As a journalist-turned-digital marketer, Stacey has extensive experience in all areas of content and social media, including creating complex digital marketing strategies for medium-to-large businesses locally and abroad. She has also worked as a writer and editor on multiple women’s lifestyle websites, magazines and  newspapers.

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RACHEL

SHARP

Rachel Sharp has spent most of her action-packed 25-year career in print and digital media as a writer and editor-in-chief for high-profile luxury brands like Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, and Grazia in Australia, Europe, Arabia, and America. While she may be best known as a fashion specialist, she also has decades of experience in writing and commissioning celebrity, interiors, lifestyle, commercial, and social content.

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ELLE

HALLIWELL

Elle Halliwell is an Australian writer, entrepreneur and wellness advocate.

Having fostered a successful career as one of the country's favourite showbiz and fashion commentators - reporting entertainment and lifestyle news via the likes of The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Nova Entertainment and Channel Nine. Elle is also an experienced Master of Ceremonies, having hosted events for Vogue Australia, Olympus, The Australian Turf Club, Myer, Bras ‘N’ Things and MTV Australia among others.

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NILUSHA

SANMUGANATHAN

Nilusha Sanmuganathan has 15+ years of working in the digital marketing space and has a passion for sharing her knowledge with her students. She currently runs a consulting business where she enjoys working with a diverse range of clients to help solve their digital media challenges and has worked in international regions including Canada, Australia, South Korea and the US.

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SABRINA

DAMIANO

Sabrina has a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in the communications industry working with global brands in both fashion and beauty including (but not limited to) Mulberry, Charlotte Tilbury, Clarins, Armani, SHOPBOP, Tigerlily, Romance was Born, Kardashian Kollection, Morphe and GUESS. She has worked with luxury, high-street and local brands and combines old world manners with new world charm. She is passionate about teaching the younger generation and runs weekly 'Pitch Bitch' seminars at some of Australia's biggest agencies. 

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CELESTE

TESORIERO

Celeste Tesoriero, is an expert in sustainability with international clientele and credentials. She is an experienced speaker with 15 years of international industry experience, including operating her own eponymous sustainable brand. Tesoriero has received seven design award nominations, including WGSNs Emerging Talent award and the International Woolmark Prize. As Sustainability Manager of UK luxury brand Roland Mouret, and a member of British Fashion Council's Positive Fashion Committee, Tesoriero has worked alongside the sustainability experts of Vivienne Westwood, Kering (Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga), Matches Fashion, and Selfridges. Her consultancy, Sonzai Studios’ mission is to help make sustainability simple-assisting brands to set and integrate goals, educate their staff, communicate their progress, and plan for the future.

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EMMA

BOND

Emma has extensive experience in fashion design, illustration, manufacturing & business. She is the founder and designer of women’s fashion label Madi & Pip. Emma applies universal design principles to create functional garments within the circular fashion economy that don’t compromise aesthetic or values. Emma is an Australian Future Cotton Leader and is committed to radical transparency from fibre to fashion and showcasing our local textile industry.