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Canberra's premier fashion event.

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FASHFEST, a stunning fashion experience, cultivates modern and emerging fashion, design and creative talent on Australia’s capital stage for the world to see.

Now in its sixth year, FASHFEST is the most glamorous, red-carpet fashion event on Canberra's annual social calendar.

Dynamic, ambitious and vibrant, with a cutting-edge spirit, FASHFEST showcases the collections of talented local designers on the catwalk. National and international labels, many with a connection to the capital, have also graced the runway.

In celebrating fashion, arts and culture, FASHFEST is packed with stylish runway shows, featuring stunning models, extraordinary hair and makeup, music and original tracks, behind-the-scenes backstage tours, glamorous VIP treatment and more.

FASHFEST first burst on to the scene in 2013, coming out of nowhere. The event was held for two years in an empty, raw, industrial space at the Canberra airport. Next the event moved to the award-winning National Convention Centre Canberra. The space, brought to life with inspirational sound and lighting, was transformed into a magnificent backdrop for the biggest runway event ever seen in the capital, enabling guests to get up close and personal with exciting, unique and diverse fashion design.

Now, in 2018, it's time to change it up once more, to keep FASHFEST fresh and sustainable. This year, FASHFEST will host a series of rolling shows over several months - October, December and February. What's exciting about these shows is their locations. FASHFEST has worked closely with national cultural institutions and historic and iconic venues in Canberra over many months to design truly unique experiences in truly unique spaces.

FASHFEST remains a total fashion experience, from the moment guests approach the venue until they enjoy their last sip of champagne. Its vision is to take guests to places they would not ordinarily go and show them what they would not ordinarily see. FASHFEST 2018 promises more excitement and promises to deliver with spine-tingling effect.


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