Yes, we know we loved the monochrome, but sometimes you just have to have a bit of colour, and FASHFEST designers really know how to pop a colour. Take a look at some of the colourful and gorgeous creations over the four night event—certain to brighten up any Canberra winter day! By Aine Dowling
Listed in alphabetical order. All photos by LFW unless indicated.
Hana Apparel Designs
Popping colour by Miranda Sakhino. Model: Lydia Honan, Hair and makeup: http://www.sakhino.com, Photographer: Andrew Kiyingi
What goes on inside a fashion designer’s mind? Where do they get their inspiration? How do they decide on fabric, colour, or detail? It’s such an interesting study and so much more than the ability to sew. The designers selected for FASHFEST 2015 (13 to 16 May) form part of that study. The fresh faces couldn’t be more diverse if they tried. Most hail from the capital and others from interstate—including Melbourne, Tasmania and Cooma—and, for the first time, overseas (New Zealand).
Stunning colours and printed fabrics are huge this year, especially with designers inspired by cultural diversity such as MirandaSAKHINO, a contemporary label that represents an equal fusion of African and Western fashion. Designer Miranda Seakgosing’s designs include versatile day and evening wear that appeal to modern, polished cosmopolitan women who love functional, and timeless fashion.