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Thursday 30 October 2014
Art Arts Fashion

the fashion world of jean paul gaultier

Audrey K Hulm
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  From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective currently showing at the NGV International is to put it bluntly, pretty damned amazing. On entering the media preview, I watched a very pretty boy, in an elegant floppy black felt hat, denim overalls and studded black boots begin to cry and tell…
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Thursday 5 June 2014
Fashion Featured Get Involved

ethical, affordable and accessible: the fabric social

Marissa Paine
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  1000 Pound Bend on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne’s CBD is packed when I arrive to chat to Fiona and Sharna of The Fabric Social, a startup born from the feminist peace movement that is currently doing the rounds on crowdfunding site, Pozible. In the backroom of the café, the opening night of the Emerging…
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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Arts Fashion

lip went to fashfest: here’s what happened

Ray Mardia
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  Dear Canberra, where have you been hiding your stylish self all this time? Eye opening is the best way to describe my experience of Fashfest 2014’s closing night. The venue, lovingly called Fashfest HQ, nestles onto the Canberra International Airport. Its industrial design, modern look and kaleidoscopic displays of light offered the perfect backdrop…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: zilpah tart

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  Name: Yumi Morrissey Label: Zilpah tart Web address and/or FB address: www.zilpahtart.com.au, www.facebook.com/zilpahtart Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I started sewing when I was 5, making different outfits for my troll dolls.  When I was…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: character

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  Name: Holly Squair Label: Character Web address and/or FB address: www.facebook.com/charactercloth, http://charactercloth.wix.com/home   Where are you based?  I am based in Canberra and Sydney. My hometown is Canberra where I studied design but I am currently living in Sydney completing an internship at ‘Billion Dollar Babes’, a high end women’s label. How did you…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: the darling sisters

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    Name: Maria Ramsden and Leanne Dempsey Label: The Darling Sisters Web address and/or FB address: www.thedarlingsisters.com   Where are you based?  Gold Creek, Nicholls, ACT How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? We are not designers but heritage professionals with a…
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Monday 28 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: wnd.lnd

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  Name: Zoe Brown Label: WND.LND Web address and/or FB address: www.wnd-lnd.com www.facebook.com/wnd.lnd   How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I have loved fashion from a young age—dance costumes, making up my own routines and dressing my Barbie dolls up. Ever since…
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Saturday 26 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: szn

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Name: Suzan Dlouhy Label name: SZN Web address and/or FB address: www.szn.com.au; www.facebook.com/szndesign   Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I was looking for an alternative to a desk job, I’d always been interested in art and…
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Friday 25 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: sovata

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    Name: Jade Sargent Label: SOVATA Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I got into fashion by experimenting with making hats and fascinators. I wanted to learn millinery but the classes never had enough students so…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Arts Fashion

canberra’s biggest fashion event supports local designers and encourages diversity

lip magazine
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  It all started with a question: ‘Why?’ Why didn’t Canberra have its own major fashion event? The capital had come into its own as a thriving mini-metropolis of culture and fashion, an inspirational place exploding with eclectic, imaginative minds harking from every corner of Australia and all over the world. For its size, Canberra…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: fashion editors want us to stop talking about the models and talk about the clothes

Kezia Lubanszky
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Some of the most influential people of Australian Fashion Week think we should stop talking about the models, and talk about the clothes. While we’ve all been shocked at Alex Perry’s choice to book dangerously underweight model, Cassi Van Den Dungen, it seems we should be talking about how fabulous Australian clothing is instead. Unfortunately,…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: australian fashion week criticised for ‘too thin’ models

Shannon O'Keefe
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The fashion industry has been long criticised over the use of unrealistically thin models and this year’s Australian Fashion Week has sparked debate once again on this issue. Dubbed ‘the Hunger Games’ because of its incredibly slender models, audience members worried about the health of the young ladies in front of them. Carla Zampatti’s show…
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Friday 4 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: italian vogue ‘raises awareness’ for violence against women

Kezia Lubanszky
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Vogue Italia claims to be raising awareness for violence against women by having their models pose as horror movie victims. Well dressed, gorgeous and terrified victims. Editor Franca Sozzani writes that Vogue are doing their ‘civic duty,’ to spread ‘a message against barbarism.’ This isn’t the first time the magazine have caused controversy through their…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Fashion News

in brief: first major plus size fashion show in melbourne

Kezia Lubanszky
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After six months of planning, the first major plus-size fashion event will be held at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. A highlight of the program, the Curvy Couture Roadshow will be held on March 30, showcasing some of the best plus-size designers on a size 14 plus runway. Model and major sponsor Robyn Lawley…
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