by The Editor
In one to be filed under ‘Well, we weren’t expecting that!” Many Canberrans were impressed by an initiative of the Canberra Airport to promote the marriage equality debate.
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…
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!
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?
You couldn’t get more extreme if you tried. Seriously. You couldn’t.
We’re talking about the lineup of designers of men’s clothing who will showcase new collections at this year’s FASHFEST, no doubt the biggest fashion event on this year’s social calendar in our darling capital.
Kicking fashion butt this year is a line-up of new designers whose aesthetics cover every genre of the fascinating world of fashion. It’s an eclectic mix of emerging and established talent, all with a connection to the nation’s capital.
It’s said that innovation happens at the edge of industry. This is certainly true of Canberra.
Being on the edge of major centres like Sydney and Melbourne, we’ve truly come into our own as a thriving mini-metropolis—an inspirational place exploding with eclectic, imaginative minds. These minds are bursting with creative ideas and fuelling amazing stuff in our nation’s tiny capital. If you’re still wondering if we’ve got what it takes, you simply don’t get out enough.
We avoided Brand Depot for the entirety of its existence. The idea of trekking out to the airport to shop in substandard outlets simply appalled us but, to be honest, the thought of heading to Costco with its clientele of tracksuit-wearing, wagon-driving bogans buying 50-packs of toilet paper seemed even worse. Having dipped our toes in the water at Frank and Beans a week earlier, we were truly afraid of what it might mean to dine at the American wholesaler.
We were quite intrigued when told about Frank & Beans out at Majura Park. Our impression of the area was based on the idea of giant warehouses such as Costco, and office blocks clinging to the runway. According to our source, someone was taking on the whole taco/hotdog reinvention, although rather than in the city centre, it was located in the Legoland near the airport. Would Frank & Beanz be a giant food shack or an office cafe? We made the long haul to the city’s outskirts to find out.