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Two For The Road

Somebody said ‘get a life’ so they did.  Nastja wears custom jacket (worn throughout) $49.95 from Zara; Milana scarf and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi sunglasses (worn throughout), both available at David Jones, Canberra Centre. Molly wears custom jacket (worn throughout) $49.95 from Zara; Nude Lucy top $39.95 available at David Jones Canberra Centre; Sportsgirl bandana […]

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RAW Australia: Political slogan or fashion show?

‘I am Woman. Hear me RAW.’ It’s not a political campaign slogan. It’s the bringing together of four Australian fashion designers from four cities to explore a woman’s identity in today’s complex world, through the lens of their own collections. It’s the first time RAW Australia will grace the FASHFEST catwalk, with opening night on […]

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Runway Reinvention: five years of FASHFEST

Whether or not you partake of a ‘FROW’ seat at FASHFEST, there’s no doubt Canberra’s annual fashion festival has impacted on the city and its people.  It’s been five years since FASHFEST founders and husband and wife team Clint and Andrea Hutchinson took the massive leap of faith—pledging to uncover and elevate the city’s nascent […]

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First Look: Gungahlin Collective by Sash and Belle

Sash & Belle has taken on a new project to promote and showcase local and national artists and makers through the Gungahlin Collective. For those not in the know, Sash & Belle have been helping feed the Canberra’s handbag addiction for a while now. The young company is a Canberra based designer currently selling Australia wide, but […]

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FASHFEST’s cross-Tasman connection

There’s so much to love about New Zealand design and this year FASHFEST guests will get a major fix of what the country’s innovative fashion industry truly represents. FASHFEST 2017 showcases 11 NZ labels, some in individual segments and some in curated shows. Momento Dezigns presents five labels, including Trelise Cooper, one of NZ’s most […]

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Is your child the next FASHFEST star?

Last year, the audience of FASHFEST 2016 got a sweet surprise on closing night .  No, we’re not talking about the wedding proposal that happened on the runway (although that was gorgeous). We’re talking about the adorable wave of mini models that strutted their stuff during NOMIKO‘s FASHFEST debut. Bright, bubbly and having the time of their […]

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Shop Canberra’s most stylish closets for a good cause

How many times have you looked at what someone else is wearing and thought ‘I wish I had that in my closet?’ Well, now you can. You can shop someone else’s wardrobe – well multiple wardrobes – all in one place and all for a good cause – Karinya House. On Sunday 10 September, I am […]

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Bianca Pavlic The Label to debut at FASHFEST 2017

Just months after her designs appeared in US fashion magazine Coco, Bianca Pavlic’s eponymous label is set to make its FASHFEST debut. Fresh from a European holiday where she gained inspiration from “the relaxed way of life”, the 20-year-old designer says all of her attention is now focused on her runway debut, which will be […]

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Calvin Klein opens in Canberra Centre

We’ve lusted over their ‘sweet nothings’ on the pages of magazines and on Instagram, and now we can finally get our hands on them. The rumours are true: Calvin Klein Underwear has arrived in Canberra. And it’s open today. The Calvin Klein Underwear store is located at the entrance to the Monaro Mall. The 72sqm store […]

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Salvaged: Rescued and rethought fashion comes to FASHFEST

The first time I met stylist Faye de Lanty was in the Salvos store in Phillip where she was showing a rapt audience how to style the perfect faux Chanel blazer. Faye, a passionate advocate of sustainable and up-cycled fashion, was in town to share her tips for how to get the most out of […]

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