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Get your hands on Hanny-d

Hanny-d Creations is a tour de force in fashion, creating stunning garments from the most mundane of cast-offs, with op-shops and charity markets providing much of her inspiration. By Aine Dowling

Hanny Dewer, owner and designer at Hanny-d is passionate about sustainability in fashion and has been an avid recycler for most of her life. Hanny-d combines new and pre-loved in her unique one-off pieces and nothing goes to waste.

Gorgeous winter hoodie vest made from a recycled bedspread

Gorgeous winter hoodie vest made from a recycled bedspread

Hanny-d Creations started in 2009 and has shown collections at FASHFEST in 2014 and RAW Canberra in 2015. Her style is simple and classic and incorporates vintage and retro to produce one-off conversation pieces—such as these gorgeous jacket/vests made from an old bedspread!

360FM Hanny D coatYou can find Hanny-d Creations at Three Sixty Fashion Market, Hustle&Scout, and the Old Bus Depot Markets.

You can also find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanny-d-Creations/164755510254910?fref=ts

Images of Hanny-d collection from FASHFEST 2014

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Hustle&Scout – Bigger and Better!

The Market; the Bling; the Newbies, and the Favourites!

By Wendy Johnson

When Hustle&Scout hit the capital, it did so with a bang. And ever since that packed-out inaugural event, Canberrans have flocked to the Twilight Market to, well, hustle and scout for fabulously designed and, more often than not, hand-made clothing, jewellery and more.

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The next market, 11 April, is the third that founder Tegan McAuley will hold at the expanded premises in Fairbairn and it promises to be the biggest and most entertaining. Planning is also underway, as if Tegan isn’t busy enough, for the first Hustle&Scout in Hobart, to be held at the gorgeous Long Gallery and Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre during the weekend of 20 and 21 June.

But back to Canberra soil. All up 63 designers will showcase their wares at Hustle&Scout. This includes 21 new stall holders, some Canberra-based and some from interstate, and five designers who will launch new collections on the runway at FASHFEST.

Designer: The Prodigal Daughter

Designer: The Prodigal Daughter

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Fashion for Rockstars and Royalty

Rockstars and Royalty’s Reign of the Forest

by Wendy Johnson (for LFW)

It was a snippet from an interview with London designer Basia Zaryzka that led Vicky Kidd-Gallichan to name her independent fashion label. “I was living in England and heard Basia say she creates gowns for rockstars and royalty. I thought it would be a fabulous name for a business,” says Vicky. Fast forward to 2007 and Vicky had moved to Canberra and opened Rockstars and Royalty, creating pretty princess gowns, rock ‘n’ roll-inspired pieces and glamourous cocktail dresses.

Anneliese Seubert in Rockstars and Royalty - FASHFEST 2013

Anneliese Seubert in Rockstars and Royalty – FASHFEST 2013

It would be challenging to pick which side of the label suits Vicky’s personality best—no doubt it’s a bit of both. She loves colour, has been known to have bright pink hair and has a tattoos on both arms. Suffice it to say that it really doesn’t matter—everything Vicky turns her hands to turns out to be inspiring, whether fairy tale or edgy. Think, for example, about her collection, which she launched at the inaugural FASHFEST, Canberra’s four-day, red-carpet fashion event. Guests were transfixed with the beauty of each piece, including the gold and teal gown worn by the Face of FASHFEST 2013, super model Anneliese Seubert (see pic above). Her more recent Reign of the Forest collection, near and dear to Vicky’s heart, is just as stunning.

Reign of the Forest. Model - Samantha Farrow

Reign of the Forest. Model – Samantha Farrow

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