Marion Hume is a journalist and ethical consultant with a strong focus on women’s rights and the environment. Currently based in London, she has, for more than two decades, interviewed fashion, film and sporting greats from Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld to 11x surf world champion Kelly Slater. Formerly the Editor of Vogue Australia and a contributing editor to Vogue USA, she was then contributing editor to TIME magazine in New York, has served as fashion correspondent of The Independent, The FT and The Sunday Times in London and has been the International Fashion Editor of The Australian Financial Review for 12 years.
She is the author of several fashion books including Philip Treacy, the monograph of the Irish hat designer published by Rizzoli in 2015 which was among the books selected for HRH The Queen on the occasion of her 90th Birthday.
For five years, Hume was a senior consultant with the United Nations ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, connecting top designers including Vivienne Westwood to artisans in Kenya. She then worked for United Nations Foundation initiative, Project Perpetual which raised over $5.7 million in a single night for vital causes for the world’s most vulnerable children. She currently helms a team planning a nationwide British initiative to encourage body confidence in women of all sizes through swimming while raising much-needed funds for mental health.
She learned to swim aged 50 and has been known to compete in ice swimming races. Unlike Outerknown’s Kelly Slater, she is delighted to finish last.
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