Marion Hume is the international fashion editor of The Australian Financial Review. Based between London and Sydney, she has had a long career contributing to UK titles including the Financial Times and The Saturday Telegraph Magazine and was formerly the fashion editor of The Independent. In the USA, she has been a contributing editor to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine/Style & Design and has contributed as a freelancer to W and The New York Times. In 1990, she was researcher for the BBC six-part documentary series, The Look, still regarded as a seminal series on fashion. She is the curator of Bespoke at the Sydney Opera House.
For five years, Hume was senior consultant to the United Nations agency ITC on the Ethical Fashion Initiative, working with fashion talents such as Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney to tackle poverty in East Africa. She worked under the auspices of The United Nations Foundation on Project Perpetual, which has raised in excess of $5.5m for the cause of global child vaccination. She works on a broad range of ethical consultancies.