Tuesday 14th November – Jackie’s Cafe at The Intersection Paddington.
Mention landlords and it’s usually a dirty word to most retail tenants, however, not all landlords are like Theo Onisforou, founder of The Intersection Paddington.
With a strong background in business as an ex Lawyer and Angus cattle stud breeder; as well as partnering with the late Mark Keighery (founder of Marcs) with the Diesel license for retail and wholesale. Arguably one of the few landlords who understands retail, fashion and the business behind it.
Having accumulated quite a few retail properties along Glenmore Road and Oxford Street over the years, the precinct of The Intersection now stands at 33 tenants and has always been fully tenanted over the years.
Passionate about fashion and dismayed at the homogenised feeling of shopping centres; Onisforou then created The Australian Walk of Style honouring some of Australia’s past and present fashion industry greats with metal plaques on the pavement and wall of style listing some of the most important fashion brands and people in the Australian fashion industry.
In addition, he has fought the council over the years to make it a bustling retail strip and has appointed a PR agency dedicated to handling the Instagram account driving traffic to the site.
On a spring Tuesday night in November, fashion industry stalwarts Camilla Franks and Alex Perry were the latest to be honoured amongst a fashion pack event held at Jackie’s Cafe at The Intersection Paddington. There was also a special plaque paying tribute to the late Jackie Milijash who founded Jackie’s Cafe and passed away in 2016.
The Intersection Paddington is one of the most thriving fashion retail strips and houses some of Australia’s most esteemed fashion brands including Zimmerman, Ginger & Smart, Camilla, We are Kindred, Alice McCall, Dion Lee, Sass & Bide, Scanlan & Theodore, Kitx, Lee Matthews, Bassike, Mode Sportif, Saba, Tony Bianco, Jac & Jack, Ksubi, Viktoria & Woods, Manning Cartell and many others.
Guests included Miriam Gilroy, General Manager of The Australian Fashion Chamber, Nicholas Huxley (Head Teacher at Fashion Design Studio), Angus and Stephanie Onisforou, Natalie Rompotis, Alexandra and Genevieve Smart, Leona Edmiston, Robbie Ingham, Phoebe Jemima, Alex Perry, Camilla Franks, Jonothan Ward, Helen Robbins and a who’s who of Sydney fashion past and present.
For more information visit The Intersection Paddington
For full images of The Walk of Style Visit Fashion Initiative Facebook Page
Further reading about The Intersection & Theo Onisforou can be found in Ragtrader HERE
Phoebes Garland is the Co-founder & Co-owner of Garland & Garland Fashion a boutique leading fashion sales & consultancy agency based in Sydney.
Between the two of them, Phoebes & Robert Garland have over 60 years’ sales experience in fashion, publishing and advertising.
Phoebes is an industry mentor to designers with Australian fashion industry body, Australian Fashion Chamber and is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Design Studio (TAFE NSW) and is an occasional contributor to Australian fashion industry magazine, Ragtrader.
A passionate supporter of finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, Phoebes Garland is also an ambassador to Shake it up Australia Foundation, which is partnered with the Michael J Fox Foundation.
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