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Her Say: Issue of the Week (Fashfest edition)

Laura Peppas and Hayley O'Neill

In this weekly street series, we pick a hot topic of the week and ask for your thoughts…

It was a big week of fashion in the nation’s capital last week and it had us asking…

“Do you think we should have more events such as Fashfest in Canberra to support our local designers?”


“I definitely think we should do more to support local talent, there are so many people that aren’t discovered that don’t really have the chance to be noticed.” Tilda, 17, Dickson.  


“I actually think Fashfest is a really good platform for local designers, it gives them a chance to reach out to the community and show them the talent and creativity, so yes I think we need more events like this because Canberra’s got super talent.” Deejay, 29, Torrens.  


“I think we need more events, as long as they are advertised well. It keeps people on their toes and ensures Canberra doesn’t become too predictable.” Christine, Oxley.  


“I think it’s really important to support local talent, there’s so many emerging designers and Canberra’s grown so much, so it would be great to see the events grow with that.” Janette, 28, Canberra City

What do you think? We’d like to hear your thoughts too! If you have an opinion, leave your comment below and vote in our Her Say poll. 

Do you think we should have more events such as Fashfest in Canberra to support our local designers?

  • Yes (100%, 15 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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Photography by Hayley O’Neill. Interview by Laura Edwards. Feature image of woman thinking concept courtesy of Shutterstock. 


Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra's senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra's wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she's not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea. More about the Author


Hayley O'Neill

Hayley O’Neill is a Canberra based fashion stylist and fashion editor for HerCanberra. Hayley works as a freelance stylist at Westfield Belconnen and Woden and began her career styling for The Work Diaries blog. Hayley has lots of experience dressing real people with every size, age, budget and body shape. More about the Author

  • Rachel Evagelou

    We absolutely should hold more events to support local designers, Canberra has a thriving creative underbelly. It is also important for the business community to work together to build this platform by supporting one another with this outcome in mind.

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