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G-Star Raw to open in Canberra this weekend

13/07/2010 by OutInCanberra

G-Star Raw Concept Store opens in Canberra Centre on Saturday 17 July, the first store in the ACT and the 20th across Australia. The store is located on the Ground Level, next to Myer at the City Walk entrance. G-Star offers luxury street wear. A preference for raw materials, deep passion for denim and architectural perspective on tailoring are strong characteristics of the brand. G-Star collections are described as rough, stylish, pure and functional; values that are highly appreciated by Australian fashion savvy consumers.


Fash 'n' Treasure Market @ Old Bus Depot Markets

08/07/2010 by OutInCanberra

Fash 'n' Treasure is Canberra's first dedicated fashion and accessories market, and represents an opportunity for fashion designers, vintage traders, retail exhibitors and stylists to market their products and services to the Canberra community. The market is unique in that it also allows local Canberrans to trade their unwanted clothing and accessories. The market will be a great opportunity for local businesses, and a fun day out for Canberrans with great bargains and a live DJ throughout the day.


Alice Be Curious opens in the City

28/06/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra’s boutique offerings have always been slim pickings, but now we can add another store to the line up with boutique, Alice Be Curious, open now in the city. The draw card is one-off, handmade jewellery from new and vintage materials sourced far and wide. The jewellery is reasonably priced, making it an accessible option that’s still unique. Alongside the impressive line-up of rings, brooches and more, the team stock this season’s hottest threads from WISH, Cooper St, V & M and more.


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.