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Megan Cannings’ intricate designs will be a celebration of Spring at FASHFEST 2018

Megan Cannings’ intricate designs will be a celebration of Spring at FASHFEST 2018

Megan Cannings is no ordinary fashion designer. She failed home economics and struggles to read patterns—indeed, she says she’s ‘hopeless’ at it. But none of that has stopped Megan from creating beautiful, detailed and intricate fashion, including mega gowns that float on the runway.

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#FASHION: INTERVIEW WITH #FASHFEST #MODEL @TAHLIA_TOTH

#FASHION: INTERVIEW WITH #FASHFEST #MODEL @TAHLIA_TOTH

With FASHFEST happening this week in Canberra, f-ACT Magazine caught up with model Tahlia Toth of Devojka Model Agency to ask her 5 questions about the capital’s event that every fashionista wants to watch and every model wants to walk in…

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Ever-Evolving #FASHFEST in Canberra

Ever-Evolving #FASHFEST in Canberra

Fashion is ever-changing, some say revolving more than evolving; with retro looks re-emerging from decades past yet not forgotten – snippets of styles left amongst the plethora of movies, shared memories and scattered magazines – all waiting for modern designers and fashionistas to muse over: Every cut, collar, swatch, pattern, stitch and shade longing to be revived and showcased in events like Canberra’s FASHFEST…

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Couture on the catwalk

Couture on the catwalk

Ever since she was young, Hajar Gala has adored glorious gowns—elegant, beautifully designed and wonderfully crafted gowns. Today, the fashion designer is one of Australia’s most creative couturiers, running two busy ateliers for discerning women, one here in Canberra (Griffith shops) and one recently opened in Melbourne.

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FIVE MINUTES WITH CHARLY THORN DESIGNS

FIVE MINUTES WITH CHARLY THORN DESIGNS

In the hectic lead up to the show I managed to chat with Charly, from Charly Thorn Designs. This young go getter is definitely someone to watch. As a photographer in the media pit I’ve seen her works sashay down the catwalk over the last few years and am always amazed at her growth as a designer.

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Cooma’s Charly Thorn back at FASHFEST with Cuban-inspired collection

Cooma’s Charly Thorn back at FASHFEST with Cuban-inspired collection

When Charly Thorn was just 17 years of age, she presented her first full fashion collection on the runway at FASHFEST—the youngest designer to ever do so in the capital’s annual fashion event. One of her gowns was worn by supermodel Anneliese Seubert and guests were so impressed with Charly’s fashion they gave her a standing ovation.

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TAILORED TALK WITH MEGAN CANNINGS

TAILORED TALK WITH MEGAN CANNINGS

The queen of cocktail glam and elegant gowns we sit down with the Queensland fashion designer Megan Cannings to discuss her collection and what inspires her.

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Nineteen-year-old Charly Thorn adorns FASHFEST 2018 runway with her Cuban-inspired collection

Nineteen-year-old Charly Thorn adorns FASHFEST 2018 runway with her Cuban-inspired collection

When Charly Thorn was just 17 years of age, she presented her first full fashion collection on the runway at FASHFEST—the youngest designer to ever do so in the capital’s annual fashion event. One of her gowns was worn by supermodel Anneliese Seubert and guests were so impressed with Charly’s fashion they gave her a standing ovation.

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This Week In The Can

This Week In The Can

FASHFEST 2018 LAUNCH SHOW - The high-end show will be held at the National Gallery of Australia. Models wearing voluminous, multi-layered details couture gowns will turn the Gallery’s massive escalators in the main foyer into towering runways.

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The tale of: Charly Thorn

The tale of: Charly Thorn

It’s the week of Fashfest 2018 and to celebrate how excited we are, we sat down with fashion designer, Charly Thorn to find out all about her latest collection before we see it on the runway.

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Change It Up – FASHFEST ’18

Change It Up – FASHFEST ’18

With only 5 days until FASHFEST 2018 debut at the NGA, tickets are selling fast!

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Feminine, elegant design

Feminine, elegant design

When she was little, Megan Cannings fell in love with fashion. She dreamed of Princess Diana and how stylish she always looked. She dreamed of designing feminine and elegant pieces that would be worn on runways by models.

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The true art of couture: Hajar Gala’s elegant designs to grace FASHFEST 2018 runway

The true art of couture: Hajar Gala’s elegant designs to grace FASHFEST 2018 runway

Hajar is one of the capital’s most sophisticated and awarded fashion designers and she has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most creative couturiers. On 19 October, Canberrans will get a chance to see Hajar’s fabulous fashion at FASHFEST’s first show of the year, to be held at the National Gallery of Australia.

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Models 101 Canberra a Different Kind of Modelling Workshop

Models 101 Canberra a Different Kind of Modelling Workshop

There is a common perception that modelling is easy. You pose, you walk, you pout. Coupled with the perceived glamour of the industry, perhaps this is why there are so many aspiring models waiting for their big chance.

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Fashfest 2018 Launch Show

Fashfest 2018 Launch Show

On 19 October, three designers will present collections showcasing cocktail glam and elegant bespoke gowns during the first of a series of rolling shows by FASHFEST, Canberra’s annual fashion event.

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Model of the moment Nicola is taking Canberra by storm

Model of the moment Nicola is taking Canberra by storm

Model of the moment Nicola, is taking Canberra by storm. In between back to back modelling shoots and running her blog, my gal pal spared a few minutes to talk to me in my apartment over a cheese board.

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FASHFEST teams up with NGA for new fashion venue

FASHFEST teams up with NGA for new fashion venue

It’s cocktail glam and elegant gowns at FASHFEST’s first show of this year. And what a perfect setting—the National Gallery of Australia.

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Fashfest Is Back in 2018 but Things Are Very Very Different

Fashfest Is Back in 2018 but Things Are Very Very Different

It started life in an empty building at the airport before moving to the more commercial National Convention Centre - now Fashfest is back for 2018, but you'll need to head to three separate venues to attend.

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FASHFEST 2018 – SOMETHING DIFFERENT

FASHFEST 2018 – SOMETHING DIFFERENT

This time last year the countdown to Canberra’s annual fashion event FASHFEST was in full swing. Models had been cast, fittings and rehearsals were underway, hair and makeup artists were busy designing looks. This year, however, all has been quiet. Until now.

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The new style of FASHFEST

The new style of FASHFEST

The FASHFEST folks have been quiet for a while but definitely not idle. It’s taken months of careful planning, but Canberra’s largest annual red-carpet event has just released its new style for 2018.

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