Fashfest Closing Night

Fashfest was everything it was expected to be and more.  A production of monumental scale, professionalism and a scene that has never been seen in the Canberra fashion stakes… ever!

From my arrival at the entrance and the magnificent lighting projected on the side of the venue  I knew I was in for something special.  We all know that you can leave a real impression by making a grand entrance but in this case the entrance was so grand it left a great impression on me, see what I did there? 😉

3 Molonglo Drive – The venue

I was about an hour early and I can tell you the place was packed!  People jostling to get a drink, to get a photo in front of the sponsored wall (here’s mine) and a few sexy models thrown in to the crowd to mingle.  The place was a buzz with excitement.  Not only had the show sold out but even the last minute standing room only tickets had sold out.  Word had obviously spread amongst the locals that this event could not be missed.

What I wore:
Basic crop by Supre
All About Eve studded blazer
Asos scarf print skirt – available here
Jeffery Campbell Event heel c/o Nasty Gal available here
With Love Kirsten red triangle clutch still available in navy or orange

The fabulously stylish guests

The setting

The media pack
Now just a proviso to start, I’m not particularly good at describing these events so I re-direct you to the lovely lady sitting next to me who was the writer for The Canberran, her article is fabulous and so accurately detailed.  She was knowledgeable in the areas of fabric and garment making, I really can’t compete with that.

I was trying to juggle my camera, my iPhone (Instagram) a notepad all while trying to enjoy the show.  About 5 mins in I gave up on all but taking photos so I’ll let my pictures do the talking 🙂

Bondage inspired dress by M&TM

Scarlette’s highly wearable colour block collection

Baku swimwear and some good old eye candy

Shekudo’s African infused collection
Obsessing over these open cut pants by Shekudo.  Makes me want to take to my harem pants with scissors!

Well, no one can argue about the success of the fashion festival with all four nights being a massive sell out smash hit.  All I can say to the organisers is that they have achieved something amazing – much respect and kudos – this event HAS to be a feature on the Canberra fashion calendar, there is no going back from a show like that!

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