Marion Hume is the international fashion editor of The Australian Financial Review. Based between London and Sydney, she contributes on a freelance basis to UK titles including the Financial Times, The Saturday Telegraph Magazine and ST Magazine. 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. She is also founder of the travel site, runawaynow.com. Back in 1990, she was series researcher for the BBC six-part documentary series, The Look, still regarded as a seminal series on fashion. She has spoken in public at The Barbican in London and Inforum in Australia.
As a senior consultant to the United Nations agency ITC on the EthicalFashion Initiative, Hume works with fashion talents such as Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney to tackle poverty in East Africa.