FASHFEST – The Stats

When researching this piece we gathered information made publicly available on the FASHFEST website. To calculate our statistics we looked at all shows presented in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and categorised them as as either a show presented by an independent designer or label or a show presented by a boutique or shopping centre. Some presentations including that made by The Canberra Vintage Collective in 2016 and The Salvos this year, featured vintage or upcycled clothing. These were counted under the non-designer category. We have also looked at what proportion of the designers presenting are based in Canberra at the… Continue Reading

Eye of the Beholder – Lehan Zhang


                  Credits Photography: Lehan Zhang / lehanphotography.wixsite.com/portfolio / Facebook / Instagram MUA: Lorraine Lorzano / Facebook / Instagram MUA Assist: Anshu Shrivastava / Instagram Model, Hair: Rasi Gupta / rasigupta.wixsite.com/modelportfolio / Facebook / Instagram White Dress and Jacket: Charne Esterhuizen for MAAK Clothing / maakclothing.com / Facebook / Instagram   Continue to Explore Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder – Hirunda Kanaharaarachchi


                Credits Photography: Hirunda Kanaharaarachchi / Facebook / Instagram MUA: Lorraine Lorzano / Facebook / Instagram MUA Assist: Anshu Shrivastava / Instagram Model, Hair: Rasi Gupta / rasigupta.wixsite.com/modelportfolio / Facebook / Instagram White Dress and Jacket: Charne Esterhuizen for MAAK Clothing / maakclothing.com / Facebook / Instagram   Continue to Explore Eye of the Beholder

Eye of The Beholder – Chris Walsh


              Credits Photography: Chris Walsh / chriswalshcreative.com / Facebook / Instagram MUA: Lorraine Lorzano / Facebook / Instagram MUA Assist: Anshu Shrivastava / Instagram Model, Hair: Rasi Gupta / rasigupta.wixsite.com/modelportfolio / Facebook / Instagram White Dress and Jacket: Charne Esterhuizen for MAAK Clothing / maakclothing.com / Facebook / Instagram   Continue to Explore Eye of the Beholder

What’s In Store for FASHFEST 2017


  It’s time again for Canberra’s annual fashion event FASHFEST. After four years you know the drill, there will be a red carpet, live music, a photo wall and of course, non-stop fashion.   What’s New This Year?   A Focus on Indigenous Textiles In its fifth year, FASHFEST will showcase textile art and designs from the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation. Twelve Indigenous designers will each present a high-end look created from textiles made in remote Northern Territory communities.   A Spotlight on New Zealand Designers The New Zealand High Commission will be sponsoring a show highlighting the diversity… Continue Reading

Minimal Beauty with Eleanor Pendleton


  Over the weekend we had the pleasure of attending a ‘Minimal Beauty’ masterclass at the Canberra Centre with the founder and director of Gritty Pretty, Eleanor Pendleton. For those who don’t know, Gritty Pretty is an online beauty magazine and e-commerce site. After enjoying the Centre’s new beauty precinct every day since it launched (the joys of being unemployed), I was very keen to try out some of my goodies, including a vivid turquoise cream eyeshadow from 3ina. I built my entire outfit for the day around this eyeshadow, choosing a brightly printed dress that matched it in colour.… Continue Reading