Public Speaking

Fashion Equipped founder, Elizabeth Formosa is passionate about sharing her long-term industry knowledge with others and is regularly invited to speak at fashion industry trade and council events, as well as well esteemed fashion schools and universities.

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Elizabeth’s recent presentation topics have included:

  • International Sourcing Expo 2016 – Top 5 Tips for Fashion Startups
  • International Sourcing Expo 2015 – Hot Topics in Sourcing
  • Council of Fashion & Textiles – Want a Job in Fashion?
  • RMIT – Branding, Sales & Marketing for Fashion – Masters of Entrepreneurship
  • Box Hill Institute – The Business Side of Fashion – Starting a Fashion Business
  • Fashion Masters – A Career in Fashion
  • Fashion Exposed Now – Top 5 Marketing Tips for your Fashion Business

Organisations, Trade Associations and Public Speaking

  • Elizabeth Formosa is a member of the Council of Fashion & Textiles
  • Has spoken and contributed to RMIT & Fashion Masters
  • Exhibited at the International Sourcing Expo in 2015 and 2016
  • She has upcoming speaking engagements in 2017 for:
    • Council of Fashion & Textiles
    • Fashion Masters
    • International Sourcing Expo
    • Fashion Exposed Now
  • Elizabeth is also proudly participating as a Mentor and Advisor in the Curated Melbourne (CTF) Initiative. Organised by the Council of Textiles & Fashion. CTF Supports local emerging fashion and textile businesses, the program consists of mentoring, business development workshops and a series of popup retail events, most recently held at the Emporium and St Collins Lane, Melbourne.

What our clients have to say

  • “"I approached Fashion Equipped recently to get some professional advice regarding my carry label. I was a bit apprehensive at first as the label doesn’t tick many of the fashion boxes. I was concerned that I would be misunderstood or judged. I was most impressed from the first phone call because Elizabeth listened to my current position and had done some background research on the label prior to our first conversation. When I met Elizabeth for the consultation she immediately made me feel welcome. The meeting was extremely thorough covering almost every aspects of the business. I found great value in her opinion and guidance. Some of the issues I knew needed to be addressed, some weren’t even on the radar for me until we discussed them. The thing I liked most was Elizabeths ability to understand the brand and take something that is slightly outside the box in terms of business structure and brand positioning then apply her knowledge directly to that in an effective manner. I left the consultation excited, motivated and with a clear direction for the brands future. I would highly recommend Fashion Equipped not just for those starting out but for businesses with some years behind them as well."”
  • ““We enrolled in the Start your Fashion Business online course because we wanted to improve our understanding of the fashion industry. The course has provided the knowledge and frameworks we needed to improve and prepare our fashion business for expansion. “One thing I like about the course is Elizabeth and the Fashion Equipped team have taken the time to understand our business and always provide quick answers to our questions. It’s like we are being individually mentored by people who are genuinely caring and passionate about helping fashion businesses succeed. The course experience is very interactive with invaluable information being shared in the private Facebook Group. The coaching calls are awesome as they enable all course participants to interact with each other. “We would recommend the Start your Fashion Business online course to people who are thinking of have already started a fashion business but have limited fashion industry experience as it will save you thousands of dollars in costly rookie mistakes…””
    Toby and Jo Demmler
    Red Dust Active
  • ““I absolutely love the SYFB Online Course! “The content provided is invaluable to both start-up and established businesses. The course flows perfectly from one module to the next and re-caps on the previous lessons, ensuring you are covering on every aspect of your business in order to succeed. “There is constant communication with Elizabeth and her team that really adds to the learning experience.  Nothing is ever a bother, they welcome every question and answer them as quick as possible to guide you on your journey. “The support that they provide is truly amazing, I have had first hand feedback from them regarding my website and I am truly grateful. “I would recommend this course to anyone in the fashion industry, be it someone fresh out of fashion school or an already established business.  The knowledge and tools that Elizabeth and her team have will be an asset to the success of your business.””
    Pretty Love Fashion
  • ““I am progressing through the course and really enjoying it. I do not have experience or qualifications in the industry but this course is really giving me the confidence and knowledge, and I feel sure that I will succeed in my fashion business. The course is literally guiding me step by step to write a business plan and set up my business. The information is concise, applicable and never overwhelming. It would be hard to say what I am finding most valuable, because I would not be able to decide! The video tutorials are an excellent download of information, easy to watch – not too long. The action steps that follow each tutorial are clear directives that are essentially forming my business plan as I progress through the course. The online community and group coaching calls have been fantastic learning from each other and those who have established businesses. And the contacts within the industry that are accessible just by being on this course; are going to prove invaluable and I am grateful for the diverse opportunities to network with industry experts. I have been raving about the course to anyone that will listen. I feel that I am not only learning everything I need to succeed – but I am DOING it too, and it is empowering. Before starting the course the industry seemed inaccessible and competitive, but thanks to the course I am feeling confident that with the right planning I will succeed – watch this space!””
    Nicole Jago

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