With our culture’s increased focus on contemporary fashion comes a necessarily serious conversation about its past, present and future. Enter CARBON Festival, Australia’s premier contemporary style and culture congregation, which starts in April. Removed from the format of other fashion events (runway shows, etc.), CARBON Festival aims to create a forum – an intelligent dialogue between experts and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. The festival’s programming board has already announced major players such as Shawn Stussy, Ronnie Fieg, Jeff Hamada and Eddie Huang as scheduled to participate, but now presents Lawrence Schlossman of Four-Pins, Mark Drew and more to the growing roster of panelists. Discounted “early bird” tickets to CARBON are now available on the event’s site.