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December 2, 2015

Recap - Fashfest night 3 - The Cartographer

16/05/2015 by Mel Swann

Crowds gathered for Night 3 of FashFest at the new, slightly warmer than last year's location of the National Convention Centre - a bigger venue for a much bigger show. Tonight was all about ‘The Cartographer’, or someone who makes maps. Incorporating the essence of land and exploring how reality can be manipulated, we saw a great example of how garments are constructed and changed.


Recap: Fashfest Night 2 - The Inventor

14/05/2015 by Amy Robinson

Anticipation and excitement carried over into the second night of Fashfest at the National Convention Centre. The theme of ‘The Inventor’ was brought to life through creativity, innovation and originality as designers stunned and awed onlookers with their series of masterpieces. Each collection was transitioned by a variation of moody, jazzy and, one could even say, mechanical sounds delivered by DJ Ced Nada, saxophonist Julian Fung and rapper Tak-Un-Da.


5 Things for the Weekend

14/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

Hooray! The rain has gone, and we’re in the middle of a bunch of those beautiful crisp and clear Canberra mornings. Take advantage of the clear skies and get out and about Canberra this weekend! There’s plenty to see and do! Enjoy! 1. X-Rated Science at Questacon. Tuesday from 7.00pm Get your naughty bits ready for a fun night out in one of Canberra’s favourite national instituions. Be seduced by science at Questacon’s next SciNight as it delves into some cheeky, adults-only topics for one night only.


Recap: Fashfest Night 1 - The Activist

14/05/2015 by Jemma Mrdak

An Activist: a rebel who encourages others to change the world and a mischief maker who incites open revolution. These thoughts were front-of-mind after attending Night One of Fashfest. Canberra’s biggest fashion event of the year shone an incredibly large spotlight last night on the city’s exciting mix of young, local and established fashion and artistic designers.


WIN a double pass to FASHFEST opening night!

13/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

There's only hours to go until Canberra's biggest fashion event kicks off. Tonight, Wednesday, is Opening Night...and the theme is THE ACTIVIST "The Activist is the rebel who encourages others to change the world. The activist is a mischief maker who incites open revolution. Authority is powerless in the face of the people so fashion becomes a beacon for insurrection."


Clean Cut Style for Fashfest

06/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

The ever-so-stylish Craig Meggs has been QT Hotel’s resident barber since the doors opened in March last year. Now very much a Canberran, we asked Craig about his training, his life in Canberra and his new challenge working on some of the male models for Fashfest. It’s less than two weeks until Fashfest. Tell us about your involvement in Canberra’s biggest fashion event.


Shoes, shoes, shoes!

05/05/2015 by Janette Lenk

From Heels to brogues to sports-luxe Nikes... I know most girls can’t get enough of shoes! Heel and point! BUT you must have reason and know what staple pairs to have in your collection. A girl should always have a pair of the following: Black patent Beige patent Heeled boots A statement pair - with some extra detailing and loud colour Flats or/and brogues (notice how I include the and/or?!) And a pair of sports luxe Nikes.


Style: Rebel Muse Launch

28/04/2015 by Janette Lenk

What a night for Rebel Muse owner Alicia Xyrakis. Her VIP media launch had over one hundred guests attend; each welcomed by a glass of French Champagne and a photo op at the media wall. It marks a triumphant return to Canberra for Alicia, who is ready to set Braddon on fire. The high-end boutique stocks labels like Nicholas the Label, Steele, Macgraw, House of Harlow, and Palm Beach Candles (all to die for).


Jungle meets Desert in a stunning Fashfest Collection

28/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

From lawyer to fashion designer. That’s Phoebe Mwanza. Phoebe, who owns and operates The Prodigal Daughter, was always drawn to making clothes, right back to her end-of-year formals when she lived in Zimbabwe. Phoebe arrived in Australia at age 19 to study law. After starting to practice, however, something deep inside Phoebe made her switch gears and pursue the more flamboyant and colourful world of fashion. It was then that she took the bold move to quit her job and open The Prodigal Daughter, in August 2014.


The Boys Light Up at Fashfest

22/04/2015 by OutInCanberra

Pushing boundaries with men’s fashion. That’s FASHFEST 2015, with designers inspired by children’s nightmares, a fine appreciation of luxury fabric, the comfort of handcrafted, edgy garments, and even sports-inspired wear. Who said men’s clothing is boring?