On 1-4 May 2013, Canberra is going to have its own Fashion Week like fashion experience, putting Canberra’s world class fashion talent in the spotlight in one big event, for the first time in this city’s history. Over 20 local designers will show exclusive collections at FASHFEST Canberra, with more still to be announced. Until now, the location of FASHFEST has been kept a closely guarded secret, even from the designers. Earlier this week, media and bloggers turned out for FASHFEST’s official launch, held in the Atrium of Canberra Airport where this secret location was finally announced. Read on to find out more!
Much to the surprise of attendees at FASHFEST’s official launch, Canberra Airport Managing Director Stephen Byron announced that not only was Canberra Airport an event partner, but that FASHFEST Would be held at 3 Molonglo Drive, Brindabella Business Park, 500 metres from the main entrance of the airport. This space is intended serve as a five-star office accommodation when complete, but for this one special occasion, it will house the four-day fashion spectacular. Therefore, Mr Byron emphasized that FASHFEST 2013 will be a once only, never to be repeated experience.
After the announcement, attendees were treated to a popup fashion parade, which was a teaser for what could be expected at FASHFEST. The goss from the designers is that they are all still finalising their respective collections, which will comprise of 8 looks each.
Another great thing to come out of FASHFEST is that it’s bringing all the widely scattered fashion bloggers in Canberra together. I was glad to finally meet fellow Canberra blogger Georgia of Red Magpie.
FASHFEST tickets are on sale now through www.fashfest.com.au. Tickets are selling out fast and it’s less than a month to the event, so make sure you get on it!