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  • December 4, 2016
    RECLAIM

    RECLAIM

    Source : Leiden Magazine

    Designers Louisa de Smet and Steven Wright launched Corr Blimey in 2001 and have continued to push the boundaries of design ever since, building a cult following and cementing the label as a firm favourite at Canberra’s premier fashion festival Fashfest.
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  • December 4, 2016
    Uniquely Canberra gifts at pop-up Christmas market

    Uniquely Canberra gifts at pop-up Christmas market

    Source : Sydney Morning Herald

    CARDIF Collective stocks the works of more than 35 local 'makers', including Dint jewellery, FRattempo ceramics, kinderhoonz kid's fashion, Suitcase Dollhouse, and Fashfest 2016 designers Elle Hopwood, Fletcher Lovell, Hunter and Zilpah Tart.  
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  • December 2, 2016
    Tick Tock. Buy a watch.

    Tick Tock. Buy a watch.

    Source : Lost Four Words

    Riley was chuffed that one of his watches was worn to FASHFEST by Chief Executive Officer Clint Hutchinson. Clint, himself a Grammar Boy, was invited to the school to talk to students about entrepreneurship, focusing on his own business endeavours. He told the students to grab every opportunity, which Riley promptly did.
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  • December 1, 2016
    Kirklandd Is Trying To Make Sense Of Everything And Making A-Grade Hip-Hop Along The Way

    Kirklandd Is Trying To Make Sense Of Everything And Making A-Grade Hip-Hop Along The Way

    Source : The Interns

    You recently performed Fashfest in Canberra. Tell us about that experience, it looked like a huge show...
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  • November 30, 2016
    Crookwell’s Fashionable Wind Turbines

    Crookwell’s Fashionable Wind Turbines

    Source : Lost Four Words

    When designer Yumi Morrissey launched her Wind Turbine print on the catwalk at FASHFEST, she never imagined in her wildest dreams that the ACT Government would get wind of her work.
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  • November 30, 2016
    In her Narnia - Kelli Donovan

    In her Narnia - Kelli Donovan

    Source : The Local Look

    Pure Pod has wowed the crowds at FASHFEST on a number of occasions and she has won a series of awards, including the Green Lifestyle Award for Best Fashion Product 2013.
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  • November 29, 2016
    CANBERRA STUDENT CREATES HIS OWN LINE OF WRISTWATCHES

    CANBERRA STUDENT CREATES HIS OWN LINE OF WRISTWATCHES

    Source : The Shaker

    Riley was thrilled to have one of his watches worn at FASHFEST by Managing Director Clint Hutchinson. Clint, himself a ‘Grammar Boy’, was invited to the school to talk to students about entrepreneurship, focusing on his own business endeavours.  
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  • November 27, 2016
    Conversations with Community: Pure Pod

    Conversations with Community: Pure Pod

    Source : City Hippy Farm Girl

    We launched our stunning new collection at Fashfest that is fully FAIR TRADE certified, FLO & GOTS Certified. This means that the people and planet involved are in our best interests and the lowest impact on our environment is a key ethic to this collection.
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  • November 27, 2016
    ZILPAH TART AND THE WIND TURBINE PRINT

    ZILPAH TART AND THE WIND TURBINE PRINT

    Source : Leiden Magazine

    The 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.
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  • November 16, 2016
    Fashion: keeping it slow and sustainable

    Fashion: keeping it slow and sustainable

    Source : In the City

    The "fast fashion" industry is among the most wasteful in the world, but in Canberra, several designers have put on the brakes and adopted "slow fashion".
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  • November 16, 2016
    IntheCityCanberra: Days of Summer

    IntheCityCanberra: Days of Summer

    Source : In the City

    IntheCityCanberra: Days of Summer cover featuring Canberra designer, Sovata.
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  • November 15, 2016
    National Convention Centre—the Best of the Best

    National Convention Centre—the Best of the Best

    Source : Lost Four Words

    For 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.
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  • November 11, 2016
    Piece by Piece: From Concept to Completion

    Piece by Piece: From Concept to Completion

    Source : HerCanberra

    Artwork by Elizabeth Misson, selected by Red Corner Boxing for the new range of boxing gear they launched on the catwalk at FASHFEST 2016
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  • November 9, 2016
    Fashion Meets Art at Trove

    Fashion Meets Art at Trove

    Source : HerCanberra

    Trove will also host a roaming fashion show with five of the capital’s finest fashion designers, including several who showcased new collections at FASHFEST. So you get to have a close look at their latest designs.  
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  • November 7, 2016
    A Treasure Trove of Art and Fashion!

    A Treasure Trove of Art and Fashion!

    Source : Lost Four Words

    At 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...
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  • November 4, 2016
    MAAK: Pushing boundaries and borders

    MAAK: Pushing boundaries and borders

    Source : HerCanberra

    MAAK 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.  
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  • November 3, 2016
    Bianca Armstrong wins big, fashionably

    Bianca Armstrong wins big, fashionably

    Source : HerCanberra

    For young Bianca, the win confirmed that she wants to study at the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University and make a career in the industry. Indeed, she’s already gaining direct industry experience through FASHFEST.  
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  • November 2, 2016
    FASHFEST ’16: AN INTERVIEW WITH FASHION DESIGNER CHARLY THORN

    FASHFEST ’16: AN INTERVIEW WITH FASHION DESIGNER CHARLY THORN

    Source : Whim Magazine

    I’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.
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  • November 2, 2016
    A jam packed 24 hours in Canberra with QT Hotels proves not nearly enough

    A jam packed 24 hours in Canberra with QT Hotels proves not nearly enough

    Source : The AU Review

    After an early dinner, we moved onto FASHFEST, which started four years ago as the first fashion show in Canberra. At the time they were the only capital city in Australia without one. So they’ve made up for lost time by making this event MASSIVE.
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  • November 1, 2016
    Nomi Kids – A heart warming surprise close to Fashfest 2016

    Nomi Kids – A heart warming surprise close to Fashfest 2016

    Source : Ink & Leathers

    Nomi 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.
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