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Fashfest 2014: Night 4 reviewed

It was a sold-out, red-carpet affair. Fashfest 2014 released standing room only tickets to cope with demand and guests lapped up the experience, the fashion, the lighting, the music and ‘being seen’. Fashfest designed each night around a theme and closing night was ‘the visionary’ who sees what others cannot see. Each of the four […]

Alicia Coutts takes to the catwalk at Fashfest

PHOTOGRAPHER Andrew Campbell has filed stunning pictures from last night’s Fashfest featuring Anneliese Seubert and former Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts. Pre-show the teams of organisers, designers and models also got together to rev each other up for the big night. Alicia will stride the catwalk again tonight and Saturday night.

Fashfest 2014: Night 1

THIS year’s Fashfest brought with it high expectations: the local fashion festival’s 2013 premiere drew huge crowds, made national headlines and put previously unheard of designers on the map. For months, beneath the extensive media coverage it felt as though there was a collectively held breath – could the sequel outdo its predecessor? Luckily, its […]

Belinda Riding revealed as ‘Face of Fashfest’

FORMER international model, Canberra’s Belinda Riding is this year’s “Face of Fashfest”.  The second Fashfest, the city’s own festival of local fashion and design, returns to Majura Park for four glamorous nights at the end of April. “It’s an honour to participate in Fashfest,” says Belinda. “Designers and models need a serious and professional platform […]

Govt to tackle rubbish backlog

THE ACT Government says it is “exploring options” on how to remove the rubbish of inner city homes which missed out on collection last week. Contractors of outgoing domestic waste contractor Cleanaway went on strike on Friday, leaving homes in several Canberra suburbs with full bins. In a press release today, the Government said it was only […]

Big-hit Fashfest – bigger, better next year

IT was a whirlwind of designers, leggy models, champagne and glitterati – and it’s hard to believe it’s already over. Fashfest, Canberra’s inaugural fashion festival, certainly whet the capital’s appetite for fashion, boasting huge crowds and a plethora of talented designers. More than 2000 people flocked to watch more than 30 designers showcase their creations […]

Fashfest finale ends on fabulous note

Words: Megan Sparke Photography: Andrew Campbell  THE fourth and final night of Fashfest was abuzz with anticipation and excitement as over 400 Canberrans filled the industrial setting to be part of the big finale.  The pre-show drinks and canapés were the perfect opportunity to people watch and appreciate the local fashion on display. As the lights were […]