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Canberra's metalsmithing students show gold

02/09/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

ANU School of Art exhibition space was appropriately transformed into a minimalist runway setting on Tuesday 1 September for 'Crowned & Bound.' The event saw the coming together of ANU's metalsmithing students and Manuka's upmarket boutique, Department of the Exterior. Over 400 people gathered to witness Australian designed fashion for SS09/10 complemented by the students self designed and created accessories. While the clothes proved an edgy focus, many of the jewellery and object pieces became somewhat lost against the often boldly printed fabrics.

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Ftv comes to Canberra in search of Australia’s Diamond Model

20/08/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Australia’s first fashiontv Diamond Model Awards hosted by the leading fashion channel (ftv) launches nationally this month. In pursuit of Australia's crème de la crème of the model world, ftv will be coming to Canberra's very own Meche, for a series of catwalk heats and a Grand Final event.

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Spring's best friend

06/08/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Not couture, and not mainstream, Friend's of Couture is the more attainable/affordable BFF of your Allanah Hill sweater, with a twist of Gabbana, stamped with Sydney's back street party culture. The label emerges from the humble yet eclectic surrounds of Brunswick’s Sydney Road. A brand whose Men’s and Women’s ranges combine a high style quotient with comfort and the interplay of classic cuts and unique features.

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Canberran vamps up Runway

13/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra fashionista and CIT Fashion Design graduate, Anthony Capon, is showing the nation what Canberra style is made of, as a contestant on the new series of Project Runway, Australia. The androgynous 25 year old, with meters of personality, completed his Bachelor of Fashion Design at Canberra Institute of Technology in 2005. Anthony inherited his interest in fashion from his adoptive mother, who lectures in fashion design, and at the young age of 7, Anthony set out to make his mother a dress from her fabric scraps.

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T-Heinrich launches with bling

13/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Brights, tafetta, chains and high embelishments- these are all materials that put together, could equate to a drag queen's Friday night get-up. But Canberra designer Janette Lenk has found away to coordinate the OTT things she loves into one of a kind, wearable, statement peices. "I like texture and things that 'POP', contrast, expression," Jannette said of her label, T-Heinrich.

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Miss Top Model Canberra

10/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Catch all the action of Miss Top Model Canberra as the girls gear up for the Final heat! Who will it be? Casey, Marie, Karen, Megan, Madeleine, Renee, Lauren, Ashley, Jessica, Haley, Ayris, Kirsty or Emma? Oneluv Entertainment presents a live performance by Faydee featuring his new single 'Drunk (off your love).' DJ G-Wizard will work his magic on the turntables and we could dazzle your eyes with a list of all the big names Wizard has opened for and played their after-parties...Florida, Sean Kingston, G-Unit, Will-I-Am, Craig David, Ice Cube and more.

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The Stocktake Sale Survival Guide

01/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The recession may mean that pinching pennies is the new black, but if you’re not feeling it – now is the perfect time to shop. End of financial year sales are in swing and the savings are proving to be some of the most dramatic in years. But before you head out to snag a string of bargains, you should be ‘stocktake sale' versed and equipped. 1. Don’t pull a bender

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Calling a spade a spade

01/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Who is Spader Clothing? Spader Clothing is a new Aussie fashion label, founded by John Ruman, Anthony Withers and Rush in Canberra, 2007. We see ourselves as a premium label with substance - a brand with meaning and a lifestyle people can aspire to. How was Spader born? Spader was born when Rush (one of the directors) returned from America with news that people over there loved the word Spader. We thought we could leverage the word somehow, and clothing was the right commercial choice for us to pursue. Who wears Spader Clothing?

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Designer Files: Shakuhachi

03/06/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Like the delicate Shakuhachi flute, which looks like a very simply constructed bamboo instrument, but is painstakingly difficult to learn to play, Jessie White's clothing label of the same name is also deceptively intricate. Having eschewed formal fashion training, her career as a designer was born 8 years ago out of a strong desire to create necessity and instinct. Her designs have since taken off across Australia and Japan, and the current autumn/winter collection is no exception to her winning design approach.

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Get the look: Winter's flower child

18/05/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

“Florals for spring? Ground breaking.” The sarcastic statement by Devil Wear’s Prada’s 'fictional' Miranda Priestly may be founded, with the traditional look considered passé- but pulling out the floral frocks for winter is far from old. Already spotted on sidewalks and catwalks from here to New York, it’s the must adopt look this winter.

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