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  • November 15, 2013
    Capturing the next generation of fashion

    Capturing the next generation of fashion

    Source : HER CANBERRA

    When supermodel Anneliese Seubert became the Face of Fashfest she was asked why she was keen to volunteer hours of her time to the inaugural four-day fashion event. Anneliese didn’t skip a step: ‘Designers, especially young and emerging ones, need a platform'...
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  • October 15, 2013
    Canberra fashion designers: making a difference one stitch at a time

    Canberra fashion designers: making a difference one stitch at a time

    Source : hercanberra

    It’s hard to fathom that the fabulous world of fashion can be so frivolous. It’s a wasteful industry and one of the biggest environmental polluters to boot ... But a world without fashion is a world that would likely stop turning. So what’s the answer to the cheap, fast-fashion circuit so many adore?
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  • October 11, 2013
    Dressing for two…or just one. Assemblage Project’s fashions for all stages of your life.

    Dressing for two…or just one. Assemblage Project’s fashions for all stages of your life.

    Source : Hercanberra

    Facing off in a photo shoot against a Swiss former catwalk model is something that would usually be as appealing as a poke in the eye with a stick. However, throw into the mix that said European beauty is also 8.5 months pregnant, and at least things become a little more equitable in the ‘curve’ stakes. Andrea Hutchinson, Managing Director of HAUS Models and one of the founders of FASHFEST, is tall, elegant and absolutely stunning, carrying her significant baby bump seemingly effortlessly. But she has found sourcing chic maternity fashion a trial...
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  • October 9, 2013
    Time out from sandpit for supermodel hopeful

    Time out from sandpit for supermodel hopeful

    Source : CANBERRA TIMES

    Most days, 19-year-old Jessica Schembri is in jeans and a T-shirt while she dodges paint, play dough and the odd vegemite sandwich as a childcare worker. But the Radford College graduate is only too happy to swap denim for high fashion and is preparing to step out in something fabulous when she takes to the catwalk on Thursday representing Canberra in the World Supermodel Australia competition. Ms Schembri has been working part-time as a model locally for a year, pulling together a portfolio and getting booked for Canberra's biggest fashion event Fashfest in May...
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  • August 7, 2013
    Market rises on the creative revolution

    Market rises on the creative revolution

    Source : CITY NEWS

    WHEN Tegan McAuley returned to Canberra in 2009 after spending five years studying in Brisbane, she was shocked....
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  • August 1, 2013
    Fashfest proves CIT's got talent

    Fashfest proves CIT's got talent

    Source : CIT

    To the fashionable set, Canberra's hugely-successful first-ever Fashion Week event, Fashfest, certainly proved good things come to those who wait. But to us, it proved no one has talent like CIT....
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  • August 1, 2013
    Suzan Dlouhy wins Young Designer of the Year

    Suzan Dlouhy wins Young Designer of the Year

    Source : HER CANBERRA

    “OMG here I am thinking what other African designers I can get into this show!” – was the abrupt Facebook message Suzan Dlouhy received one afternoon. Many of you might know Suzan as one of the original contributors to HerCanberra, but most of you would know her as designer of local fashion label SZN, which earlier this year showed collections at FASHFEST and  Sustainable Threads....
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  • June 24, 2013
    Charity and Fashion with Clinton Hutchinson

    Charity and Fashion with Clinton Hutchinson

    Source : Surya Magazine

    Clinton Hutchinson is fast become synonymous with Canberra fashion. In May he engineered FASHFEST, a spectacular display of Canberra fashion and its highly talented designers, and last week gave us the amazing Help from the Underground—a fashion show with so much more that it appeared to be. Aine Dowling caught up with Clint to find out why he invited almost 700 people to an unheated underground carpark in Kingston....
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  • May 30, 2013
    Hard heads for business, hard hats for safety

    Hard heads for business, hard hats for safety

    Source : CANBERRA TIMES

    Last season it was all about neon colours inspired by ''high vis'' safety wear; this winter head gear has been given a high-fashion makeover thanks to a team of sartorial and safety-conscious Canberrans...
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  • May 28, 2013
    Alice Sutton Upcycles your Coffee Capsules

    Alice Sutton Upcycles your Coffee Capsules

    Source : SURYA MAGAZINE

    So you’ve finally bought a Nespresso Capsule Coffee machine … but what to do all those empty capsules? No problem—the Nespresso Project Upcycle invited six leading Australian sustainable designers/artists to come up with an artwork using empty capsules, and one of those designers is Canberra’s very own Alice Sutton of Edition....
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  • May 28, 2013
    Rockstars and Royalty meet at Fabulous FASHFEST

    Rockstars and Royalty meet at Fabulous FASHFEST

    Source : SURYA MAGAZINE

    The inaugural Canberra FASHFEST exceeded all expectations, and in all honesty no-one really knew what to expect on opening night. But the minute the bikini clad models from Baku appeared on the catwalk, we all knew that this event was going to be something really special....
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  • May 25, 2013
    Fashfest Day 4

    Fashfest Day 4

    Source : RED MAGPIE

    Well, I’ve drawn out the experience that was Fashfest for as long as possible. The seamless lighting, enthralling music, plethora of innovative garments, brilliant film clips of fashion in Canberra throughout the 20th century, style eye-candy of the attendees, free candy provided by Westfield, meeting fellow bloggers, indulging in bubbly, rugging ourselves up in the spacious industrial but unheated building at Brindabella Park, and generally being bowled over by Canberra’s creativity—it’s now over....
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  • May 21, 2013
    FASHFEST: Retail ripple rewards

    FASHFEST: Retail ripple rewards

    Source : HER CANBERRA

    I have bought a new dress. A dress from a local designer whose most recent collection was launched on the catwalk at FASHFEST. And you know what? It made me feel good—not just buying a new garment, which always makes me feel good, but buying local and from a designer I have actually met. It surprised me how special the experience was....
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  • May 16, 2013
    Fashfest Day 3

    Fashfest Day 3

    Source : RED MAGPIE

    The line-up on Friday 3 May was the most thematically cohesive out of the four evenings of Fashfest. All 7 designers delivered modernist, future-focused collections that strongly complemented one another. Andy McMillan, the musician behind Doppel, took good care of setting an appropriate ambience for the wave of deconstructed, geometrically-challenging fashion that broke out on the catwalk. Thanks to the talents of photographer Elly Freer for the visual summary featured throughout....
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  • May 15, 2013
    The sky’s the limit for a 16-year-old Canberra model, already making giant strides on the catwalk.

    The sky’s the limit for a 16-year-old Canberra model, already making giant strides on the catwalk.

    Source : THE CANBERRA TIMES

    For a model, a spot in Vogue Italia usually comes at the peak of one's career – not the jumping-off point. But for 16-year-old O'Connor girl Ilana Davies, the reverse is true. No sooner had the 1.78-metre, dark-eyed, pale-skinned Dickson College year 11 student dipped her toe in the competitive and often-fraught world of modelling than she reached a critical milestone – editorial photos in the international-style bible, which were published online in March....


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  • May 14, 2013
    THE EDDIE SHAGGZ GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHING AND DJNG A FASHION SHOW AT THE SAME TIME

    THE EDDIE SHAGGZ GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHING AND DJNG A FASHION SHOW AT THE SAME TIME

    Source : #GRLPWR

    Let me start by saying that I am super lucky! For my Photomedia degree I have been photographing performers, hanging out hungover with carnies, drinking champagne with Drag Queens, befriending burlesque dancers, oh and photographing them. ANYWAY I was asked to DJ the pre-show at Canberra’s FashFest one night and managed through this to score a media pass....


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  • May 14, 2013
    Canberra’s future of fashion?

    Canberra’s future of fashion?

    Source : HER CANBERRA

    Well FASHFEST is over for 2013, but that doesn’t mean the excitement isn’t still resonating with many of the thousands who attended—from young ones to a guest in her mid-80s. Organisers are already planning for 2014—to make the show even bigger and better. In the meantime, there are still so many stories to tell....


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  • May 13, 2013
    Into the shadows behind the fashion

    Into the shadows behind the fashion

    Source : ABC

    Normally it's the domain of models, fashion designers, make-up artists and hairdressers... but last night there was one person a little out of place backstage at a very glamorous fashion show....


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  • May 12, 2013
    If the shoe fits: fashion that will snap at your heels

    If the shoe fits: fashion that will snap at your heels

    Source : THE CANBERRA TIMES

    THE ripples caused by Fashfest, Canberra's four-day fashion event, could flow as far as ladies' footwear for years to come. French fashion entrepreneur Ewan Le Bourhis attended the sell-out designer showcase and was impressed by the capital's forward-thinking fashionistas....


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  • May 12, 2013
    Fashfest Day 2

    Fashfest Day 2

    Source : RED MAGPIE

    It may be one week later but the hype about Fashfest hasn’t yet dissipated. Last Thursday saw Fashfest’s second show that opened and closed with gowns, the proverbial sandwich filling a series of wearability-focused designers. Complemented with the tunes of musical trio SAFIA, the evening was jam-packed with the works of 7 local labels that align perfectly with Canberra events—unique and chic work-to-play wear, cocktail frocks, racewear and millinery, bridal wear, high tea/Sunday brunch outfits, and yes, haute couture and some Abu Dhabi-worthy exotic gowns....


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