Source : The RiotActThere are Melbourne Cup celebrations and then there is the Hyatt Hotel Canberra signature Melbourne Cup “The Garden Celebration”! I have always loved the Hyatt as an art deco oasis. Long before you step out into The Rose Courtyard, you are engulfed by the beauty of the building, and before you know it, it has already begun working its magic on you.
Source : Ink&LeathersM.J. Bale offers strong competition for local and international menswear labels on the Canberra scene, and as I have said before – I can not think of a better gauntlet to throw for Canberran consumers than the opening of the M.J. Bale store in the Canberra Centre, and showing on the Fashfest runway.
Source : Whim MagazineI feel very blessed as this year has been huge for De Challie, I was lucky enough to receive invitations to showcase at both FASHFEST and Paris Fashion Week and was thrilled that we managed to do both! As a designer based in Canberra I feel that it is very important to foster the local fashion community which has been very supportive of my work. FASHFEST is a wonderful event that goes from strength to strength each year.
Source : Leiden MagazineIf you love colour, pattern and flair in your wardrobe then The Prodigal Daughter is a brand you need to know about. The designs from former human rights lawyer Phoebe Mwanza are exactly the vibrant ray of sunshine to wake you up from the chill of winter; and it was on one of those cold blustery days that I sat down with the lady herself to talk about her brand.
Source : Whim MagazineIt is always exhilarating showing at FASHFEST, I am always so grateful of the opportunity to show my collection. It’s such a well-run event that has a great community, and I have really loved being a part of it. It was great to have done it last year, so I knew what to expect. Everyone is so professional, The hair and make up team did such an amazing job and the models looked so gorgeous in my designs.
Source : Leiden MagazineThe idea for FASHFEST, Canberra’s annual fashion event, was born on a train in Europe when founders Andrea and Clint Hutchinson realised that most other major Australian cities hosted their own fashion festival, but not the nation’s capital. The pair set about filling this gap, launching the festival in 2013 with a significant injection of their own funds.
Source : LostfourwordsFor the first time kids featured in two shows at FASHFEST this year, and boy did they enjoy themselves! Both Tip You’re It! and NOMIKO made first appearances at FASHFEST, and considering the kids walked the full length of the runway to huge audiences, they exuded the style and confidence that any model would.
Source : LostfourwordsThere’s been a lot of ‘firsts’ this year for FASHFEST, but from all the stunning gowns, gorgeous bridal wear, and everything in between we’ve chosen to review those that are a little bit different. The standard of wearable items this year was amazing, but we eventually went with labels we could, and would, wear ourselves, and perhaps more importantly, those with a community background to their fashion. By the LFW team.