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Bandana Tewari 1

10.30 AM - 1 PM
Saturday 7 April 2018

Image courtesy of Vogue India, Project Renaissance, HERMÈS for Bengali Kantha. Photo: Matthew Shave



Note: Fashion Words is an all day event booked as two separate tickets. Tewari appears in the morning sessions with Ticket 1. 


Curated by journalist and author Caroline Baum, Fashion Words is a day filled with conversations and talks unpicking the hemlines of style, inspiration and identity. Featuring a cast of writers and designers, including Bandana Tewari, Editor at Large of Vogue India and bestselling authors Tara Moss, Helen Garner and Charlotte Wood.


Two sessions booked together as one ticket. Morning tea is provided.

Session 1
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Bespoke with special guest Bandana Tewari

International special guest Bandana Tewari is one of the most influential fashion journalists in India as Vogue India’s Editor at Large. She discusses collaborations between Indian traditional artisans and European luxury brands, the flourishing of talent among a new generation of designers, the ethics of fashion manufacture and more. In conversation with Caroline Baum.


11:30 AM –12:00 PM
Morning Tea


Session 2
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Fashion Book Club – Interactive Panel

Designer Alistair Trung joins writer and feminist fashionista Bri Lee and Dolla Merrillees, Director of the Powerhouse Museum – which includes the Centre for Fashion –  to discuss the books that have shaped their thinking about dress, identity and gender. The audience will be provided with a suggested reading list ahead of time and encouraged to join in the conversation.


Booking Information

Morning sessions (Ticket 1) are free upon attendance, but bookings are essential.  If you book and do not attend, a $60 payment per ticket will be processed as a donation to SCCI. Please read the Ticketing Policy & Terms & Conditions below prior to booking.

To book, please call Daisy on +61 (02) 9357 0713 between 10 AM - 6 PM, Monday to Friday, or email

Places are extremely limited.



In line with our philanthropic vision, our ticketing policy is, we believe, unique. Capacity is very limited in SCCI’s main venue (20 Goodhope St, Paddington) and our aim is to encourage a full house at every event, and the best possible ambience for presenters and audience.

To this end, many SCCI events indicate a ticket price but are free upon attendance. If you book for this event and do not attend, your credit card will be charged the full ticket price, which will become a donation to SCCI to assist us in continuing our mission.

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Bandana Tewari 1
Saturday 7 April 2018
10.30 AM - 1 PM
SCCI 20 Goodhope St Paddington


Bandana Tewari

Bandana Tewari is the Editor-at-Large for Vogue India and one of India's foremost authorities on fashion. She a regular contributor to Business of Fashion, was listed among the most powerful figures in fashion for 2012 (Industrie magazine) and is a member of the 2017 BoF500. Her pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, US Vogue and UK Vogue, as well as leading Indian journals. She both scripted and hosted 50 episodes of Simply Style, India’s first primetime TV show on fashion. Tewari has written extensively on topics from indigenous ‘made-by-hand’ economies to transgender and LGBTQ representation in fashion. Tewari appears in:

Caroline Baum

Caroline Baum has been a presenter and executive producer at ABC TV and on radio, Editorial Director of Booktopia, a contributor to major national publications and online sites, and a judge for several literary awards including the Stella prize. She is the author of ONLY: A Singular Memoir. At Conde Nast in the UK, she researched The Vogue Book of Fashion Photography; as a former features editor of Vogue Australia, Baum has a long standing interest in fashion. Baum appears in:

Tara Moss

Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV documentary maker and presenter, human rights advocate, UNICEF Ambassador and anti-cyberbullying campaigner. Her latest book Speaking Out: A 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls was a follow up to her first non-fiction work, The Fictional Woman. She is currently writing her twelfth book and completing her PhD at the University of Sydney. Moss' love of vintage, sewing, craft and body positivity inspired her vintage-focused blog and the digital series Sewing Vintage with Tara Moss, which she hosts and produces. Moss appears in:

Helen Garner

Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. Her most recent book, Everywhere I Look, won the 2017 Indie Book Award for Non-Fiction. Garner appears in:

Charlotte Wood

The Australian newspaper has described Charlotte Wood as one of our most original and provocative writers. She is the author of five novels and two books of non-fiction. Her latest novel The Natural Way of Things won the 2016 Stella Prize, the 2016 Indie Book of the Year and Novel of the Year and was joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. In 2016 Wood was named the Charles Perkins Centre's inaugural Writer in Residence at the University of Sydney. Wood appears in:

Deborah Thomas

Deborah Thomas is one of only a handful of Australian women to have run an ASX 200 listed company. The move to CEO and Managing Director of the Ardent Leisure Group in 2015 continued her groundbreaking trajectory as a female role model. Prior to Ardent, Thomas was highly regarded as one of Australia’s most successful media executives with 27 years' experience across all media platforms. During the course of her career, Thomas edited and managed women's magazines including The Australian Women’s Weekly, Cleo, ELLE and MODE (now Harper’s BAZAAR) before moving to a corporate role within ACP Magazines, now Bauer Media Group. Thomas appears in: