Day 3 #fashfest showed that you don’t have to be 6 feet tall, matchstick thin, and under 25 to walk the walk at FASHFEST 2014, and huge kudos to the organisers, Andrea and Clint Hutchinson, for including models of all shapes, all sizes, all ages, and all backgrounds on the runway.
Some fabulous creations last night (Friday 2 May) including Character who design clothes for the 60 – 85 age group. So good to see these models out there and having a blast! Designer Holly Square graduated from CIT just last year and is committed to no-waste production.
Pure Pod is one of the largest ethical brands in Australia and uses bamboo, soya bean organic cotton and natural fibres in their designs.
With a passion for recycling, designer Hanny Dewer of Hanny-d Creations uses remnants, off cuts, and deconstructed garments to design beautiful and very wearable casual wear and accessories.
Audrey Blue walked the runway in classic corporate and business attire while making a political statement at the same time. Committed to FairTrade in garment making, designer Hannah Parris knows exactly where and how her clothes are made and is the first women’s fashion label to be certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard.
Zilpah Tart can expect a visit from me in the not too distant future. Some lovely casual and daytime wear with nice cropped pants, and swirly dresses and accessories … flattering and beautifully cut, and you can get matching handbags … how cool is that!
Sovata moved ever so slightly away from her racing style and turned to classic long sleek gowns, and floating chiffon, but still stayed close to her bold colours of teal, cobalt blue, reds and black. Sovata’s teal tiered, leather trimmed skirt made an appearance but this time calf length and in a deep red—very flattering. Jade advocates no waste in her clothing and millinery designs.
And finally, the very lovely boys (…ahem), and girls from Tuffys and Tuffetts in ‘real Aussie underwear for real Aussie backsides’. Go guys!
Tonight is the last night … will you be there? Check out the final program at www.fashfest.com.au
All photos by Surya Magazine