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Wings of Desire is closing down

01/06/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Wings of Desire in Style Arcade, Manuka has been at the forefront of worldly design in Canberra since 2005. Alan, co-owner of the boutique, which is located just down the arcade from sister boutique Things of Desire, has announced the boutique’s closure, after five years of successful trade.


Canberra's fashion superstar shows at RAFW

12/05/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra trained fashion export, Anthony Capon, has turned heads once again with the launch of his debut collection, a.concept at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW). The flamboyant winner of Project Runway Australia Season 2 was named ‘it’ boy for his clever man skirt designs, use of black and high quiff. a.concept's Spring/Summer 2011 walked the RAFW runway as part of the RTW 3 Group Show. The other labels to show with a.concept were Humility Couture, Mawla'i, Nana Judy, Premonition and {Un}NakeD.


Canberran creates New Yorker following

12/05/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra interior design graduate, Gracie Turtle, has recently launched her own jewellery label Grazy Design in Brooklyn, New York. The Canberran is currently residing in New York on a working holiday, interning at Ecosystems, a sustainable design agency in Brooklyn. Since launching The Urban Natives: By Grazy Design at New York’s young designer market, The Market NYC, Gracie has formed a following of keen fans with their own, unique piece of Grazy.


Shop Handmade supports local design

03/05/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra's ever-successful quarterly up-market - The Handmade Market has gone boutique. No, this does not mean the end of our beloved seasonal market fix, but it does mean that you can now enjoy the same fabulous locally handmade goods all year round. The shop is adorned in beautiful pieces; art, accessories, clothing, toys and more. You'll also notice a few of Canberra's designer names including; Andi, Millicent Russel, Tango & James Nest and more.


Exhibition Opening: Make, Believe

19/04/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

On Friday 16 April we have a plan, we're going to attend to the exhibition launch of Make, Believe, a collaborative project by Canberra fashion designer Amelia Thompson (of local fashion label, Grazed Youth) and artist Anna Madeleine. The event is set at ANCA gallery in Dickson and although I’ve worked in the suburb for four years, I have no idea where to find it, and we set out on a search, GPS in hand.


'Make, Believe' launches this week

14/04/2010 by OutInCanberra

Make, Believe is Canberra's first exhibition to merge fashion design, mixed media and animation, and wrap it up into a pretty little package designed to delight and enchant. The creative genius of crafty duo Amelia Thompson (of local fashion label, Grazed Youth) and Anna Madeleine, Make, Believe explores ideas of growing up and being lost in an unknown world, and conceptually draws parallels of their experiences to those encountered by the heroines of classic fairytales.


Runway re-cap: Hats & Gloves High Tea

29/03/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

On Friday 26 March, hats were being fitted just so, bows were being tied and manicured hands were slipped into lace gloves, all in preparation for Hats & Gloves High Tea at Government House. The event ran in support of 'Friends of Malkara' Fundraising Committee for Malkara Special School. Fashion was undoubtedly a highlight, with local boutiques Soho & Momento Dezigns walking the runway alongside Canberra milliners, Christine Waring and Cynthia Brighton.


Autumn Handmade Market @ Kamberra Wine Company

17/03/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

WIN a Handmade Hamper! Canberra's Handmade Market returns this Autumn at a brand new location, Kamberra Wine Company on Sunday, 28 March from 10am - 4pm. Canberra's quarterly Upmarket brings together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets all at one destination. It is a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the quality, handcrafted and locally designed.


First name basis

16/03/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Andie Meredith graduated Fashion Design at CIT in 2008 and has since worked hard to create a polished collection, launching her label a n d i e into the Canberra market shortly after graduating. A n d i e stands out for its feminine and soft design, with a colour palette that offers a sense of timeless versatility. The design process behind each garment is driven by an inquiry of art, fashion, life experiences and reflection. What do you think of the Canberra fashion scene?


Black Opal Fashions on the Field Review

09/03/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Black Opal 2010 was a muddy affair. But the persistent rain didn’t stop the show ponies from emerging in high heels and dainty headwear, in anticipation for the Myer Fashions on the Field competition. For the first race on the Canberra Autumn racing calendar, the Fashion's on the Field stage didn't see much of this season's trends, with only sprinklings of metallics, nudes and strong shoulders making a show. Instead, racegoers opted for traditional black and white in classic silhouettes, with leather gloves aplenty.