Fashfest – Saturday Night Outfit Post


    Getting dressed is more than just putting clothes on your back or striving to look ‘on trend’. It’s about expressing your personality and feeling great. Team Leiden likes to get dressed up and we want to tell you all about what we wore to night two of Fashfest and why.   Emma Batchelor Leiden Founder & Editor     Dress – Tonight I was lucky enough to wear a dress by local designer Karen Lee. I loved the classic cut and minimal print of the fabric. Shoes – These are the same Mimco heels that Lexi wore on… Continue Reading

Fashfest – Saturday Night Show Six ‘Singularity’


  ‘Explore the here and now with big ideas. Raw, bold and one-of-a-kind, this show is for those who want a singular experience – a unique ending.’ – Fashfest show notes   The final show of Fashfest was quite disparate in that the spirit of Bollywood, colourful sportswear, and skimpy lingerie were brought together alongside tailoring and ready to wear. Nevertheless, it was a memorable show with a surprising ending.   Vitamin by Sonalika   Making its Fashfest debut with a collection of luxurious special occasion looks, Vitamin by Sonalika is a Mumbai based label founded in 2012 by Sonalika… Continue Reading

Fashfest – Saturday Show Five ‘Spectra’


  ‘Band of colour, a visual display. Explore where you sit on the fashion spectrum. This is the show for people looking to make a statement and express themselves in true colour.’ – Fashfest show notes   Perhaps the strongest show of the festival in terms of the cohesion of the designers showing, ‘Spectra’ featured ethical and sustainable fashion from almost exclusively Canberra based labels.   Karen Lee   A Fashfest veteran (the label has now appeared at Fashfest four times), Canberra designer Karen Lee specialises in creating timeless, quality pieces to be treasured and valued. Her new collection featured… Continue Reading