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September 2, 2015

The Raw Edge of Canberra fashion

07/12/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The National Museum of Australia was once again transformed into a gala fashion event, with CIT’s latest batch of graduating fashion designers launching their labels on Sunday 6 December. 15 students pushed 5 – 12 looks down the runway, with bursts of tangerine, yellow and purple amongst a largely 'black' end of year show. Pitch black PVC, silk, satin and leather was embellished, pin-tucked and in some cases - torn to shreds.


Canberra designer always hunting

24/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberran designer, Sara Wurcker, has been busy hunting, gathering and sewing, since graduating from Bachelor of Design at CIT last year. Unlike many of our graduates jumping ship to the bright lights of Sydney and Melbourne, sketchbook in hand, high hopes in mind, Sara has set out to pave her own future, within the landscape of Canbera fashion.


You're invited: VIP Mineralogie workshop

23/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Beauty Spot is hosting a special VIP Mineralogie workshop event. The evening will include a full Mineralogie Mineral Make-up how-to workshop, a free skin analysis and buff & polish, 10% off Payot products on the day, free Fiji product with every gift voucher purchased on the day, lucky door prize & champagne and nibbles. Mineralogie make-up has been the talk of the town and on the celebrity 'hot' list since launching just a few short years ago.


CIT & FashionACT Present: Raw Edge @ NMA

19/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The Canberra Institute of Technology and FashionACT Present: Raw Edge - A showcase of 15 innovative fashion designers from the graduating Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) class of 2009. ‘Raw Edge’ celebrates the debut collections designed and produced by Canberra’s most creative and dedicated contemporary designers. The end of year parade staged by CIT Fashion's graduating class has proven to be the largest and most impressive event on Canberra's fashion calendar. Don't miss the opportunity to gaze at our latest batch of talented fashionistas.


Handmade Christmas Market

11/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

WIN a gift hamper RRP $200! On Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21 Handmade will again be open for trading at the Yarralumla Woolshed for ‘A Handmade Christmas’ Market. With over 10,000 hungry shoppers gracing the woolshed for the last event, Handmade Market can be deemed nothing short of a huge success. Market founder Julie Nichols is continually impressed by stall holder applications, announcing the upcoming market to be ‘nothing short of amazing.’ “We had so many fantastic applications we could fill the woolshed twice!”


Runway re-cap: Local designer's preview with talent

06/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Another year of fabulous local fashion is coming to an end and last night saw CIT’s latest batch of graduating designers present an exclusive preview into their graduating collections at Tongue & Groove. The preview unveiled one design by each graduating designer; with Dior reds and turquoise blues splashed against a black and white colour pallete. The complete graduating collections will be revealed when FashionACT presents Raw Edge: 2009 Graduating Parade, National Museum of Australia on Sunday 6 December.


The art of underwear

05/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Local designer Eline Martinson will take us through the art of corsetry at 'Top Drawers' next weekend. Observe a corset-making demonstration with Eline and learn about historic undergarments with ‘unmentionables expert’ Maria Ramsden. Eline has been entrenched in the art of corsetry for 7 years and the 'now' Costume Corsetry teacher at CIT Design, identifies ‘patience’ as the most difficult aspect of tackling the corset. "It can be a very time consuming process.”


Runway re-cap: Catwalk Hairdressing Event

02/11/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Organisers of the sold-out inaugural Catwalk Hairdressing Event are delighted that the show surpassed expectations to raise more than $40,000 for Breast Cancer Research, last Saturday night. The event was a unique concept, with more than 10 local hair salons joining forces in a non-competitive format, all for a good cause. Organising committee member, Sandra Leemhuis is excited about the success of the event, and looking towards 2010 to do it all again.


Angela Menz talks hattinators & fascinators

29/10/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Award winning local designer/milliner Angela Menz knows her racewear! Just last week this racing season guru took out 'The Headturning Hats' division at the Cox Plate, Melbourne. Angela might be a Style Expert but for those of us who aren't too familiar with sporting small works of art on our heads - Angela is here to help with the 3 top looks in head-wear for this Spring Racing Carnival. The Sculptural Hatinator


Runway re-cap: Frugal Fashions

27/10/2009 by Jules Overett

Frugal Fashions took place on Sunday 25 October in the charming courtyard of Queanbeyan’s Benedict House, a Victorian building that served as a girl’s boarding school and convent. The house was brought to life by dozens of modern-day girls, young and old, flurrying amongst a heap of recycled designer clothing and accessories. Colours were splashed on cheeks and lips, swaying from hangers and hips. The concept of recyclable fashions bought a new element to the parade, as garments 'new forms' were celebrated and made fashionable again with the handy work of local designers.