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Category: Design

‘The Inventor’ Takes the Stage on Night 2 of Fashfest

by The Editor

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The National Convention Centre was running hot last night as the second series of Canberra collections took to the runway. Once again there was a wonderful variety of fashion on display – here is a quick rundown of what we saw and loved throughout the night.
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Fashfest Night 1 – Here Comes the Activist!

by The Editor

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Opening night for FashFest was always going to be big – especially with a move to the National Convention Centre. Canberra’s best dressed were excited by what the new venue, and they weren’t to be disappointed.

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The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of FashFest

by The Editor

FashFest LogoThose who attended the inaugural year would have been amazed by the quality of the music from day one. We remember being particularly impressed by a lovely bunch of lads who took control of Night Two of Fashfest 2013, who are now very well-known across Australia: SAFIA.

This year will be no different. After two years in the very capable hands of Michael Liu, the Gentleman DJ himself, Ashley Feraude is stepping in as Musical Director, and is very excited about how the programme is shaping up for this year’s event. Naturally, we wondered what was in store…

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Rant: Bunda Street Redevelopment

by The Editor

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Anyone who has been into the city during the last six months or so could not fail to notice the construction work at Bunda Street. What you may fail to notice is what the point of all this disruption is, given the result of the ongoing roadwork.

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Has the Time Come for Double Denim?

by The Editor

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Even the most devoted denim fans gasped when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears appeared before the paparazzi in double, trouble, stone-washed outfits. Whatever were they thinking? Ok, ok, perhaps a few fans thought ‘wow factor’ but our bet is most wanted to fade away.

So what’s the real scoop on matching denim outfits? Do you dare wear?

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Ikea in Canberra – Flat-packed and fabulous?

by The Editor

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Ready your allen keys, folks, the big kid is coming to town!

Owners of Inner-city apartments not already decked out with Billy bookcases and Malm chest of drawers can send up a collective cheer with the The Canberra Times announcing Ikea is finally opening in Canberra.

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Fashfest – The Final Night – Recap

by The Editor

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After three previous evening filled with glitter, glamour and success, it was time for one last hurrah at Fashfest 2014. The airport venue was packed to the rafters as the Möet flowed and excited chatter filled the vast space.

Finally, it was time for the show and, under the theme of ‘The Visionary – we knew we were in for a treat…

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Fashfest Night Three – Review

by The Editor

FashFest Logo Well, here we are at Night Three, and Fashfest is well and truly in full swing. Such a shame then that this is also the penultimate nights, as we prepare for Saturday’s grand finale.  Once again, Top Notch was in attendance with a open and and eye as sharp as her sewing needle.  Let’s have a look at what the third night had in store for local fashion fanatics. Read the rest of this entry »

Fashfest Night 2 – Recap

by The Editor

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Last night, the Canberra faithful made their way back in droves to Canberra Airport for another serving of the best in local fashion design at Fashfest 2014. After some absolutely stand-out pieces on Opening Night, there was definitely a buzz in the air prior to the models strutting their stuff with another eight collections set to warm up the chilly air.

Strap yourselves in… here comes another recap from the fabulous Top Notch!

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FashFest 2014 – Opening Night

by The Editor

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Reviewed by Top Notch

Fashfest is back, and didn’t Canberra turn out in its finest last night to see the latest and greatest offerings from a top crop of local designers? From the local glamours striking a opose in front of the media wall, through to the cool kids kicking back with a nonchalant glass of Moet, the crowd felt as diverse-yet-stylish as the collection on show.

So, what were the highlights of Fashfest’s opening night?

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