Amazing opening night and opening show at FASHFEST on 29 September. We were entertained by some great local Canberra designers, hip-hop singer and performer Kirklandd, music director Magnifik, and film clip by Micael Ortiz a local writer and director of short films. But, the main theme was the fashion—and here’s a quick runway rundown (with heaps of pics) of the opening show!beleza-2

Beleza Designs—creating intricate and stunning costumes for Latin dance productions with a focus on Brazilian Samba and including amazing headdresses, back pieces, and wings. This is their first time at FASHFEST.elley-lane-1

elley-lane-2Elley Lane—a luxury look on cocktail and evening wear for women aged 17 – 30. Designed to wear multiple ways and made to suit body shape and personal style, the items drape beautifully and are gorgeous to wear. This is Elly Lane’s FASHFEST debut.cit-2-copy

cit-students-1-copyCIT Showcase—streetwear for the younger generation, designed by a group of students from Canberra Institute of Technology.

AliceMcCall and Asilio—presented by Rebel Muse these designs are for women with passion, strength and style, and according to Rebel Muse, while having fun and kicking ASS! alicemcall-and-asilio-1

Red Segment—FASHFEST has a heart for fashion and this year is supporting the Heart Australia with the ‘Red Segment’. Designers include A’au, Eder by Anna, Edition, Elle Hoopwood, Karen Lee, Red Corner Boxing, SZN, VFP, and Zilpah Tart.red-segment-1

Hunter The Label—more casual streetwear style for the younger female generation. Quality fabrics, and easy wearable designs give Hunter the edge! Hunter is available from CARDIF Collective in Kingston, and is their second year at FASHFEST.hunter-3

Sovata—classic wear for the classy lady; Sovata brings colour and beautiful shape and style. Inspired by the full skirts and high-cut drape pants of the 50s, there’s a hint of vintage in this collection which is styled for women aged 25 – 65 who love to be noticed. Sovata is bold and confident, and this is her fourth year at FASHFEST.sovata-2


FASHFEST Night 2 with two more shows is on Friday 30 September.

Still not too late to get your tickets! http://www.fashfest.com.au 

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