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October 1, 2016

Graduating designer's 'Archetype10' preview

01/10/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The Canberra Institute of Technology's final year design students hosted their Archetype10 preview and ticket launch on Thursday 30 September, at Parlour Wine Room. The 11 graduating designers presented one look each, before announcing ticket sales open for their graduating parade, Archetype10, set to take place at the National Museum this December. The short parade showcased the talented depths of this year's pending graduates, with an incredible amount of thoughtful structure and an inspiring interpretation of trends on display. This is one year to watch.


An Evening Frocktacular @ Thoroughbred Park

29/09/2010 by OutInCanberra

Inspired by the upcoming race season and Canberra's amazing designers, the Frocktober Canberra team are hosting An Evening Frocktacular as part of the Frocktober festivities. Bring along your girlfriends, mums, sisters, aunts and grandmothers to celebrate the women of Canberra in all their shapes and sizes, and help raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. An impressive line-up of frocks by local designers will walk the runway, including showstopper pieces by Canberra's Sofia Polak.


Local designers Re-Love

16/09/2010 by OutInCanberra

Local crafty duo, Lee Dewar and mother, Hanny, are avid recyclers. “When I was younger I used to cut into my clothes I no longer wanted to wear, customisng necklines and cutting hems on skirts to make something different for myself,” said Lee. Lee and Hanny are the creators of Re-Loved, a collective of Canberrans committed to sustainable fashion through recycled and reusing materials. “We also promote local designers using these methods in their practice by holding annual fashion parades.”


Frocktober hits Canberra next month

06/09/2010 by OutInCanberra

Hold onto your petticoats because Frocktober is on its way! The month-long charity event that raises money and awareness for ovarian cancer is finally coming to Canberra, thanks to the commitment of a small group of local frockaholics. Frocktober puts forward a challenge to girls, women and interested men far and wide, to don a frock for a day, week, fortnight or a full month during October, and get sponsored for it.


Local designer, 'a Little Mad Hatter'

03/09/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra student and fairytale lover, Una Park, likes little hats. Driven by the excitement of the Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Una dreamed up her own way to pay homage to the fairytales she loves so dearly, creating Little Mad Hatters. “I have always been dreaming of creating something unique and beautiful, and suddenly thought - mini hats!” Little Mad Hatters offer beautiful millinery in playful colour concepts and adorable styles, inspired by years of hat-watching.


Fash 'n' Treasure Market returns

24/08/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Following on from the success of the first Fash 'n' Treasure Market in July, the fashonistas are back with Dash for Fash the same market, with an emphasis on racewear. With spring racing season approaching it’s the ideal opportunity to browse one-off pieces by local designers, vintage, millinery and more. Fash 'n' Treasure is Canberra's one and only fashion event, bringing together local wardrobes, fashion designers, fashion shops, milliners and stylists.


The Way We Wear Vintage Fair returns

17/08/2010 by OutInCanberra

If you think vintage fashion fair in Australia, you think The Way We Wear Fairs. From small beginnings they've grown to be the foremost organizer of vintage fashion fairs and markets in Australia - indeed probably anywhere - with two fairs a year in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and the Gold Coast - that’s 12 major fairs each year (with more to come) plus a monthly vintage market which is about to expand into its second city.


Canberra Street Style blog launch

10/08/2010 by OutInCanberra

Made famous by a string of writers, photographers and style enthusiasts around the globe (including the iconic Sartorialist), the Street Style blog has become a standard part of fashion culture. Testament to our every evolving fashion scene, we've launched our own blog, Style Stalkers, where we'll publish style findings from the streets of Canberra.


Local artist impresses with acrylic

09/08/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

At just 19 years old, local artist Danielle Kathleen launched her own label, Danielle Kathleen Jewellery. One year on and Danielle is utilising skills learned through her Arts/Visual Arts degree at ANU, where she majors in metalsmithing, with focus in jewellery creation. “Since beginning the course I've used a wide range of techniques, but the one I favoured in order to bring DK Jewellery alive is laser cutting, for the intricacy of the designs and ability of the laser,” Danielle said.


Local engineers go from science to street wear

22/07/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Fashion and science may seem like two things that have little correlation, but for a group of local ANU engineering students, it's been the source of success. Since 'Cyanide' was launched as a university project earlier this year, it's evolved into a local business, with the young engineers channelling their love of science into bright slogans on tees and hoodies. Daniel Kiley is one fourth of Cyanide (completed by Brad, Nathan and Ewen) and places great emphasis on the brand's green values.