Source : Leiden MagazineThe story starts with Canberra fashion label Zilpah Tart and a print the designer behind the label, Yumi Morrissey, created for her most recent Fashfest collection. Yumi takes photographs of Canberra and the surrounding region, which she then manipulates to develop the signature prints that grace her dresses, accessories, and homewares.
Source : Lost Four WordsFor the third time, the National Convention Centre Canberra picked up the Business Event Venues Award, with more than 215 events, concerts, expos, conferences, meetings, gala dinners and venue experiences during the awards period. Whew. The Centre is home to FASHFEST, with the space being transformed for the red-carpet fashion event by Canberra’s Elite Technology.
Source : Lost Four WordsAt Fashion meets Art you can meet local artists Fiona Hill, and Jennifer Baird from Fifth Season, and you can chat with in-house designers Sovata and Dissonance, and three guest designers Karen Lee, Zilpah Tart, and Pure Pod. All five designers have shown collections at FASHFEST...
Source : HerCanberraMAAK is a design label that experiments with different materials and approaches design in a unique way. In her FASHFEST debut in 2014, MAAK’s garments used ‘fosshape’; which is a material that, when heat activated, moulds to the body. Since then, Charne has experimented with 3D printing and other unique design materials.
Source : Whim MagazineI’d say my label is still developing. My design style is evolving and ever-changing because I’m still in the experimental stage of my career. I have a few goals I want to hit with my style. My woman is confident, chic and sophisticated and looks great every minute of the day. She cares about quality and environmentally sustainable practices.
Source : Ink & LeathersNomi Kids (pronounced know-me) was a surprise to round-out to the final show of Fashfest 2016. It was not billed in any of the Fashfest media, it was completely unannounced, and the first audiences at the National Convention Centre knew of the collection was a cryptic note in the programme announcing that the final designer would be replaced with a heart warming surprise.
Source : Ink & LeathersI was recently invited to experience the launch of their premium cut-throat shave offering Mr Bond – just in time for Fashfest 2016. The new treatment coincided with the arrival in Canberra of QT’s Head Barber, Kristian Jones, and so I was able to meet the man running the show as well.
Source : Leiden MagazineWith international flights now operating in and out of Canberra Airport, the city of Wellington, New Zealand is just a short trip away. With the two cities now officially linked as sister cities, ties will be further strengthened through a range of programs including cultural exchange. What better way to celebrate than with this stunning photo editorial featuring ethical designs created by New Zealand based designer Melanie Child recently shown at Canberra’s premier fashion event, Fashfest.
Source : Whim MagazineI have loved every moment of Canberra’s FASHFEST. It’s such a professional and creative show. Backstage was the best part for me personally. I love behind-the-scenes; watching the hair and makeup process and watching my beautiful models taking selfies once they were dressed.