FASHFEST 2018 Runway Report


  Now in its sixth year, Canberra’s annual fashion event FASHFEST has switched it up to bring something new and exciting. The event began in a warehouse at the airport before moving to the National Convention Centre, which has been its home for the last three years. Just like in previous iterations, the event aims to celebrate more than just fashion. As well as the work of three designers, in 2019 FASHFEST will highlight and showcase the architectural gems that the nation’s capital proudly possesses. The first in a planned series of three events was held at the National Gallery… Continue Reading

The Trouble with Hedi Slimane and his View of Women


  This season, spring/summer 19, was completely overshadowed by designer Hedi Slimane and his new vision for iconic French house Céline. When it was announced that Slimane, he who revolutionised menswear at Dior Homme before divisively reinventing the wheel at Yves Saint Laurent, was to take over from revered British designer Phoebe Philo, who was stepping down from the brand after ten years as creative director, jaws collectively dropped. How could the champion of louche youths in thigh skimming mini dresses possibly take up the mantle of Philo? With her devoted community of ‘Philophiles’, Philo was championed as a designer… Continue Reading

Sapphire Kingston Foreshore – Fashion and Property


  On Thursday night (28 June) we attended a rather interesting event mixing two unlikely bedfellows: fashion and real estate. Our friends at The Fashion Vault joined forces with property developer Keggins to celebrate the launch of Sapphire, the last waterfront development at the Kingston Foreshore in Canberra.     After looking at the floor plans for incredible property we couldn’t afford while sipping on sparkling wine and overdosing on pickles and peppermint slice, we were treated to a popup runway show featuring looks inspired by the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Four models strode the runway wearing brands like… Continue Reading

FaBSoc Women in Creative Industries Panel Event


Last night, Thursday 28 April 2018, we attended the Women in Creative Industries Q&A Discussion Panel, an event organised by the ANU Fashion and Beauty Appreciation Society (FabSoc). The event took place at Rebel Muse with speakers Najima Rasool of successful blog Dusk Avenue, Ashleigh Bujaroski the designer behind the label Summer Paradise Seekers, Alicia Xyrakis owner of Rebel Muse Boutique, and Emma Batchelor, editor of Leiden, discussing the highs and lows of working in a creative industry.   The Space   The Attendees The Panel   Become a member of FaBSoc to stay in the loop about upcoming events… Continue Reading

All the Runway Action from Rebel Muse x Saloon ‘Autonomy’


Last night (Friday 20 April) Rebel Muse teamed up with Canberra’s first blowdry and beauty bar Saloon to present Autonomy, a runway event showcasing pieces from the latest autumn/winter collections from Australia’s top designers. If you missed out don’t worry, we have captured all the magic in a series of dreamy, intimate imagery.   The Venue Before the runway began, VIP guests enjoyed drinks, makeup touch-ups and a pop-up Rebel Muse shop.   The Guests     In addition to VIP guests who had a front row seat, a crowd of onlookers lined the runway cheering, dancing and enjoying delicious… Continue Reading