Article Archive

April 19, 2015

What's hot on your head?

24/02/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Race day is the perfect opportunity to frock up in Canberra, grab your girlfriends, a bottle of Chandon and don an incredible hat. Headwear can be tricky and there is no shortage of options out there. So where do you start? Local millenary designer and race wear guru Angela Menz says to start with the basics. "There are a few basic rules when selecting a hat. You need to take your face shape, height and build into account." Oblong should try wider brims to add width to the face. Avoid too much height at the crown, which will lengthen the face.


Diary of a Fashionista

29/01/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Tegan Kennedy just graduated from CIT with the Bachelor of Design/Fashion and her clothing label Beau & Arrow. Tegan's talent and design eye saw her score the title OutInCanberra's Favourite Designer, as voted by you. What's next for this young local designer? Stay tuned to find out...


Style File: Chula

15/01/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Chula is a vibrant Spanish label created by Laura Fontan and architect, Diego Cortizas. Having established themselves in 2004, the creative duo developed a line of clothing that connects the colourful world of Spanish design with both hand sewing and embroidery techniques, and the richness of Asian fabrics. Chula's approach is to produce its dresses- all individually handmade- as limited editions, and seek to create exclusivity by varying their colour, embroidery and geometric designs.


Willow ‘Sacred Trade’ 09 – Hits Canberra this Feb

09/01/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Sydney based designer Kit Willow Podgormik showcased her new Spring/Summer line ‘Sacred Trace’ in a stunning installation at New York Fashion Week, last October. The show featured a star-line up of Aussie models with wide leg pants, jump suits and bold animal prints dominating. The New York audience received our Willow with open arms and her look has continued to go wild in fashion’s most elite neighbourhoods.


Alannah Hill comes to Canberra

07/01/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

For shoppers who visited DFO in the Christmas shopping rush, we can relate to your frustration and retail-sadness at the signage on the soon-to-be 'Alannah Hill' boutique. Yep, it was almost Christmas and our favourite Aussie glam designer had still not opened in the Capital. But now the wait is over! Launching last week, the Alannah Hill boutique boasts all those romantic gowns, sweet as candy accessories and high-tea ready shoes synonymous the iconic label.


Handmade Market returns to Canberra

05/01/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Canberra’s Handmade Market is on again, and set to transform the Albert Hall into a bustling, artistic wonderland on Saturday 7th February. The quarterly Up-market brings together talented artists, designers, craftspeople and gourmets. This unique event aims to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the quality, handcrafted and locally designed. With a bevy of Canberra’s most crafty creatives on the bill, you’re invited to try, buy, or just wander the stalls filled with handmade delights and speak to the local craftsmen/women.


Notions CIT Graduating Parade

08/12/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

11 designers, 3 years of hard work, 465 guests. Notions Fashion Parade marked the end of study for Canberra’s latest graduates of the Bachelor of Design ‘Fashion.’ It also marked something new, with each designer showcasing their fresh collections, design statements and labels. The night saw a return to a more subdued colour palette with charcoals, whites, mochas and soft gold’s a popular theme. This was with the exception of Tegan Kennedy’s label Beau & Arrow who chose to stand out with fluoro watermelon tartan and metallic lime and silver contrasts.


Berlin comes to TOD

25/11/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

In Europe and the Middle East the spotlight is well and truly on Berlin based designer, Arrey Kono. With her flair for shapes and metallic fabrics, Kono creates unusual silhouettes for the catwalk that translate into glamorous wearable designs. Canberra boutique TOD is lucky enough to be featuring show-stopper pieces by this international designer. As 1 of only a select handful of Australian stockists, TOD is the exclusive seller in both NSW and ACT.


FashionACT presents Notions CIT Graduating Fashion Parade

05/11/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

CIT FashionACT Notions showcases the debut collections designed and produced by eleven innovative designers graduating from the Canberra Institute of Technology. ‘Notions’ celebrates the completion of the Canberra Institute of Technology Bachelor of Design (Fashion). It is a culmination of three years of creative, dedicated work by the designers. The body of work on display reveal the creative design process behind each designer and is a contemporary look at design in Canberra. The graduating designers are:


Designing love for Little Dove

27/10/2008 by Natalie Tsirimokos

In its second year, the Jester Ball will transform the Albert Hall on Friday 21st November, into a playground of art, swishing skirts, debauchery and whacky masked brilliance. With the addition of Little Dove Theatre Art and 'fashion' to the Jester Ball line up, the evening promises to showcase a plethora of fresh talent and wearable eye candy – never before seen. Five young Canberran designers will be unveiling their new designs on the night, all inspired by the concept of love and the Little Dove Theatre Art.