Source : Perth MediaOn 23 September FASHFEST is transforming the National Gallery of Australia’s foyer into a runway of Hyper Real-inspired clothing by some of this year’s most innovative designers. FASHFEST Vs Hyper Real sees Canberra’s biggest fashion event FASHFEST draw inspiration from the weird, wonderful and uncanny artworks in the NGA’s upcoming summer blockbuster, Hyper Real, in a pop up parade.
Source : HerCanberraIt’s the first time RAW Australia will grace the FASHFEST catwalk, with opening night on 28 September, and the segment promises to be a blockbuster. Kristen Wehlow, Executive Director of RAW: natural born artists Australia is no stranger to fashion events. She’s been showcasing the work of innovative emerging designers in cities across the country since 2012.
Source : Capital ExpressThe NZ High Commission will be sponsoring seven labels featuring on the runway on Friday 29 September to showcase the incredible fashion coming out of New Zealand. Look out for; Nyne (presented by Department of the Exterior), Sabatini, Trelise Cooper, Curate, Coop and Cooper (presented by Momento Dezigns), Kowtow (presented by Assemblage Project, which will also host its own segment) and independent designer Melanie Child, who returns to FASHFEST for the third year.
Source : Ink & LeathersZilpah Tart has held a special place in my heart for a few years now. I love to see our local Canberra design talents develop and achieve great things, and you would be hard-pressed to find a label that is achieving as much as the creations of designer Yumi Morrissey. Bright colours balanced with sleek, feminine styling – Zilpah Tart conjures for me a sense of union between Dianne Von Furstenberg and Emilio Pucci.
Source : The Fashion VaultThere is a new bridal label which is set to shake up the current bridal scene. Gabrielle Spencer Bridal will be making every cool-girl bride-to-be dreams come true. I caught up with Owner and Designer Gabrielle ahead of making her debut on opening night of FASHFEST to get a sneaky peek into her new collection.
Source : Her CanberraI’ve known Andrea since I started working with FASHFEST five years ago—first as a musician and then as the music director. Her husband Clint introduced us, but we’ve never had a chance to really catch up properly because most of the time he would cut off our pleasantries with ‘Ash I need you to do one more thing for me’. So, this was my chance.
Source : Out In SydneyNow in its fifth year, FASHFEST showcases the work of more than 40 fashion designers — local, national and international — some putting on their own collections and others forming inspirational group shows. There will also be 15 live musician and DJ acts bringing the designer collections to life.
Source : Out In SydneyIn this Q&A we talk to Susan Taylor from the Department of the Exterior in Manuka, Canberra. This year, Susan, who left a career in law to open her contemporary and innovative fashion store 13 years ago, will be curating a show at FASHFEST featuring New Zealand label NYNE.
Source : Out In SydneyThe count down is on! With FASHFEST 2017 just two weeks away, OutInSydney caught up with showcasing designer Hajar Gala, founder of De Challie Haute Couture, who will be curating a beautiful show of gowns from her Canberra studio to debut at this year’s FASHFEST. The show promises to be breathtaking. Here’s the low-down on what to expect and the story behind the label.
Source : QT CanberraWhen it comes to FASHFEST and the labels on show, it can become a little loud with so much talent on offer during Canberra’s number one fashion festival. As official supporters of the fashion event, we here at QT Canberra want to help you out a little bit by highlighting a number of labels that will be showcasing their creative ways on the catwalk, in the not too distant future.
Source : Chic On The RunTo get the best tips on finding pieces to suit each body type I chatted to Annie, fashion stylist and owner of Miss Winks – a Canberra based boutique specialising in Australian brands of lingerie. These brands include Kat the label, Damselfly, Etheria Intimates, Lil & Emm and more.. See Miss Winks showcase their line at Fashfest at 7pm, Saturday 30 September.
Source : Life by RonjaNow with the news out that FASHFEST will be getting a sister show in Wellington in the next few years (if you haven’t heard the news, you can read HerCanberra’s interview with FASHFEST founders Clint and Andrea Hutchinson HERE), it makes sense to showcase some of the incredible New Zealand talent on Canberra turf this coming FASHFEST.