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Canberra is fast igniting as a fashion savvy mini-metropolis. With an affluent population situated between two of Australia's biggest fashion centres, fashion plays an essential role in the everyday lives of Canberrans.
Originally a completely designed city, the settlers have since rebelled and created some of the most original and secluded locations for everything from coffee shops to clothing boutiques. Discover some of the hidden talent emerging from these nooks.
The nation's capital is home to some of Australia's most experiential designers. Discover more about what makes them tick.
Bringing style and culture to a focus with an exciting mix of young, local and established talent and entrepreneurs, FASHFEST will shine a spotlight on a collective of designers and creatives and unify the capital.
FASHFEST features nightly designer fashion shows, VIP after parties, publicity events, private cocktail parties for sponsors, designers and celebrities, and live performances by top musical artists and DJs.
FASHFEST guests and show-goers will be invited to leave their worlds behind and enter surprising places and unexpected spaces over four spectacular nights.
Anneliese Seubert started her career as an International Model in 1990 after winning the FORD Supermodel of the World Contest. She moved from Australia to Paris after completing High School.
Anneliese appeared in the world's top fashion magazines including Italian, German, British and Australian Vogues as well as International editions of Marie Claire, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Glamour.
She was a favourite model of designer John Galliano and appeared on the runway for the world's top designers such as Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld and Calvin Klein.
She has appeared in TV commercials for perfumes, hair products and cars. Whilst living in New York Anneliese studied TV Presentation and Production at NYU. After moving back to Sydney, Australia, she studied TV Presenting at NIDA. She now lives in Canberra.
The EDITION label explores the meaning of place and how this can be interpreted into wearable garments. Interpreting place, along with zero waste philosophy Selvedge 2 Selvedge pattern making has informed the design aesthetic of EDITION garments.
Combining an innate quirkiness of doll like femininity, mixed with a bit of youth culture rebellion and a street-wear edge creates her recipe for design. Each collection can be read like a memoir of what is significant to culture at a certain point of time.
Sarah Joseph Couture is a dynamic and progressive company with a strong fashion forward approach using the traditional techniques of British corsetry and tailoring.
Coming from a painting background, Lisa works full time as a freelance artist, creating paintings made up of different shapes, colours, textures and patterns, sucking their viewers into other realms. Her love of fashion design stemmed from this exploration of characters in other worlds.
Currently working for labels Et Al and a.concept, Anthony's innovative androgynous designs and bespoke creations have built a cult following by enthusiasts globally.
Each hunter collection is based around a narrative or aesthetic. The inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection comes primarily from 1970's American culture and the female icons of that era, featuring sheer and metallic fabrics, tartan, vintage florals and a soft, young silhouette.
The SOVATA collection translates traditional race-wear silhouettes, historic race-wear rules, whilst incorporating 3D pattern making, millinery techniques and materials to give the consumer a comfortable, unique race-wear total look. Anywhere, anytime, any race, always SOVATA.
The collections designed are often characterised by the use of block colour and unusual futuristic details with all design decisions based on supporting the defined theme or context. By generating a significant connection to the theme and context the label produces bespoke costume pieces that further inspire the design of the more approachable everyday fashion garments.
There is a growing movement in men's fashion, away from the traditional 'men's uniform' to something new and more vibrant. Perpetually Five is a label which is moving in line with this trend and which gives men the opportunity to personalise and individualise what they wear to enable them to express their personality through fashion.
Mec and the Maid (M&TM) delivers a flowing, new and young translation of the sophisticated and established philosophy of art from various periods.
SZN is interested in reappropriation, creative transparency and collaborative fashion. The shapes and pieces of each material inspire the design of each garment.
Rockstars and Royalty is the label owned by British designer Vicky Kidd-Gallichan. Vicky creates elaborate wedding dresses, gowns, corsets and accessories.
Sofia Polak is a formally trained fashion design graduate and is an established fashion designer and stylist in the local fashion industry.
4 Minutes 33 is an innovative women's wear label that uses design as a means of communicating poetic expression. By enabling the wearer to develop personal style and individuality the clothes are able to transcend age, body shape and culture.
Jenifer Aniela is a clothing label focused on class, confidence and uniqueness, producing one-of-a-kind, special occasion garments for women who wish to stand out, and never blend in with the crowd.
dissonance pushes and questions the boundaries of fashion through the use of sculptural patternmaking techniques.
Timeless garments designed to overcome trends and physically last in the wardrobe, creating a slower, more highly valued system of fashion.
Andie’s womens wear label continues to release collections, offering limited runs of timeless feminine clothing with a point of difference.
Morgan Hubbard's label, U.L.E., is about consumer involvement from the design stages through to how a garment is used and worn.
Corr Blimey has a sculptural approach to streetwear that gives it the capacity to innovate in a market saturated by mass production.
A uniquely elegant approach to dressing with a focus on cut, femininity and function.
A clothing label infusing elements of African fashion into everyday wearable styles, with a hint of Vintage attitude interwoven in the mix.
Susan Dimasi established MATERIALBYPRODUCT (MBP) in 2004 with the vision of creating the Luxury Goods House that will define the 21st Century.
Graphic two dimensional garments juxtaposed against the three dimensional form is the signature look of Scarlette garments.
The official FASHFEST after party venue for each night of FASHFEST. All ticket holders are welcome, V.I.P. ticket holders get access to the private area.
Tongue and Groove is one of Canberra’s hottest nightlife venues, home to local and international artists and DJ’s. Tongue and Groove has an exceptional, original and delightful cocktail menu, and a large range of tap and boutique bottled beers.
Postmodern concrete beams add a rugged charm, while the customised hydraulic pendent droplights lower at night completing the intimate 'after-dark' feel. Tongue & Groove also incorporate the use of 'Enviro Foam', an environmentally friendly insulation for noise, resulting in perfect acoustics.