Last minute stopover decision and chance meetings with strangers are powerful catalysts in many love affairs and this one was no exception – Margaret’s spur-of the month 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 affairs with Australia fashion.
This passion was to see Margaret relocate her business to Perth: a business that would successfully export Australian and New Zealand designers to European buyers and import European designers to the Australian markets. Margaret has been a committee member of TCFWA for many years and is passionate about mentoring up and coming designers to be market ready.
Margaret, whose origins were in Banking, savvy finance foresight was to pay dividends , and Europeans were to openly embrace the ‘New world’ affordable fashion they had been denied so long.
Margaret’s extensive knowledge of the fashion industry in buying and selling has been finely tuned over the last 25 years. She now live between Ireland and Australia and is a consultant Buying Adviser to international buying houses and department stores. Margaret also consult to Fashion Week worldwide on thier VIP guest buying lists and has been a judge for fashion related events appearing as international guest judge on fashion television shows.
Margaret is Currently a board Member of Both World Fashion Week and World Fashion Organisation and travels extensively with their fashion related project.