The much anticipated inaugural Fashfest Canberra did not disappoint. I made it to the fourth and final night, and was blown away by the talent of our local designers. In the words of fashion blog I, Flaneur, Fashfest’s closing night was “mother fucking mind melting”. The Canberra fashion scene is very much alive and kicking. And obviously in high demand. The four-night event sold out, with standing tickets released only a few days before.
With a champagne in hand and my gorgeous girlfriends by my side (our photo made it onto OutInCanberra), the people watching could begin. And Canberra’s most fashionable were out in force. The music was pumping and the anticipation building. The highlight of my night was seeing the collection from U.L.E. by Morgan Hubbard. Her eco-friendly approach to fashion coupled with her modern cut-out designs made for an earthy and natural, yet contemporary look. And I couldn’t go past the hand-cut wooden earrings.
The event was covered by a number of Canberra bloggers, here are some of my favourites:
I, Flaneur by Jess Cochrane and Leon Shore
Closet Voyage by Jiawa Liu
Her Canberra by Maddy M O
Style Hunter by Annie Brown
98.1% Canberra by Martin Ollman
Vanisha’s Life in Australia by Vanisha
The inaugural year of Fashfest Canberra was pretty impressive. Bring on Fashfest 2014!