Fashion Consultant/Advisor, Rushe Farrell
Last minute stopover decisions and chance meetings with strangers are powerful catalysts in many love affairs and this one was no exception – Margaret’s spur-of the moment decision to stopover in Perth (during a world trip with her family in 2001) and a chance meeting with Carol Hanlon, Managing Founder of TCFWA and TCF Global, led to her enduring love affair with Australasian fashion. This passion was to see Margaret relocate her business to Perth: a business that would successfully export Austraslian and New Zealand designers to European buyers and import European Designers to the Australasian New Zealand markets. Margaret has been a committee member of TCFWA for many years and is passionate about mentoring up and coming designers and brands to be market ready. Margaret, whose origins were in Banking has extensive knowledge of the fashion industry in buying selling and marketing which has been finely tuned over the last 30 years. She now lives between Ireland and Australia and is a consultant advisor to international buying houses and department stores, to fashion weeks on their VIP guest buying lists and has been a judge for fashion related events worldwide appearing as international guest judge on fashion television shows. Margaret is currently a board member of several international fashion organisations..