The Business of Fashion

New York Fashion Week 2019

Jude Kingston is the guest speaker for the New York Fashion Experience at the 2019  Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week. She'll be helping aspiring designers understand the business of fashion and set them up for success.



As Fashion Business Mentor, I work with New and Emerging Designers developing strategy, roadmaps and implementation plans, reviewing and focusing product ranging and assortment, trend forecasting, new product initiatives, creative brand strategy, brand positioning, building capabilities, brand expansion through multiple channels and countries, identification of customer segments, opportunistic gaps in the marketplace.

 - 1:1 Mentoring / Consulting -

Give your brand the “Edge” Providing industry knowledge and know-how for new and emerging designers.  Helping you get in front of retailers and get your product out into the market.

 - Business Strategy -

We work with you on all of your strategic business needs including: Brand Strategy, Retail Strategy, Price Strategy, Marketing Strategy and Business planning.

- Retail Buying & Planning- 

An end to end retail service from helping teams to define their product base and developing business strategy, implementation plans, buying plans and merchandise plans. We show you how to improve and scale your sales.​

- Trend Insights & Forecasting - 

What’s trending and what’s New - Seasonal trends directly from the international fashion runway shows where they are interpreted and adapted to suit your business and the fashion landscape. Insights and Future forecasts to assist with the planning and direction of your business.

- Bespoke Styling - 

An exclusive service for you based on your needs and what you’re looking to achieve. Helping you to look and feel amazing.


Jude Kingston

I am the Founder and Director of JMK Style.


With over 28 years’ experience in the Australian and international fashion retail landscape, I am highly accomplished in turning dollars into profit and product ranges into sell outs.


Over the years, I have worked in senior roles with major retailers such as Myer, Target, Jeanswest, Cotton On, Farmers and Super Retail Group. With experience in both the creative as well and the merchandise financial roles, my passion lies in assisting businesses implement easy to maintain solutions to ensure their product ranges are aligned with customer demands.


I fashion trend forecast and attend International Fashion Shows where I dissect the next latest trends and adapt them to the different markets within the Australian fashion space.


I am passionate about seeing businesses evolve and succeed in this highly competitive marketplace with a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to understanding retail both here and overseas. With my clients, I share my extensive knowledge in a practical and solutions based way, ensuring businesses can implement new ideas and processes according to their business model and resources.


  • A member of the IBSA (Innovation & Business Skills Australia) Technical Advisory Board for MST Buying Skills in Fashion and Textiles along with being a delegate for IBSA Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 (the 4th industrial revolution)

  • A regular panel expert for Torrens University Fashion Design.

  • Guest Speaker and commentator for fashion industry events.

  • Conducting Seminars and Workshops for Retailers and Designers.


In 2018 I opened a boutique with some partners in Sydney focussing on sustainable fashion, beauty and homewares. Visit the store here >>


About You

You are a designer who is looking to get your range “out there” but you don’t know where to start - contacting retailers and buyers can be a daunting prospect and let's face it you only get one chance!


What you need is someone who can give you an “inside edge” when it comes to taking this step and preparing you on how to be business ready to take your product to the market. I will work with you to give your brand the head start it needs when it comes to making sure your costings, product, and presentations are such that you will be prepared and will make an impact.


Not only that I will also work with you to ensure you have the systems in place to support your business and ensure it runs smoothly.

Brands I've had the pleasure of working for and with... 



Jude Kingston

0421 792 145

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