Last night was night 2 of 3 for Fashfest.
Show 1; Praxis showcased a selection of retailers from the Canberra Centre. The great thing about this type of show was that everything presented on the runway was readily accessible to the audience who could pop out the Canberra Centre the next day to pick up their favourites from the show. Labels featured were Saba, Seed Heritage, Aquila, Decjuba, Country Road, Veronika Maine and Cue.
Show 2; Limina was feminine with plenty of outfits that special occasion. My top 3 picks from the show included Zilpah Tart that combined vibrant prints with headwear and accessories out of natural materials such as feathers, succulents and flowers including the much talked about enormous flower head dress.
Megan Canning Designs revealed a collection of soft feminine dresses, ranging from soft flowing Grecian inspired free-flowing slips to super sheer seductive evening gowns.
Lastly, Charly Thorn caught my eye with her disco era inspired collection featuring plenty of gold sequins, booty shorts, pleats and embellishments. Teamed with teased pony tails and large hoop earrings the collection was not only luxe but also fun and cheeky. The standout was a pleated gown modelled by professional model Anneliese Seubert.
What did I wear? I picked out a drapey shirt dress that no longer looked as drapey as I originally envisaged (thanks belly) and pleated culottes. The overall look was monochrome and comfortable, just how I like it. I added a bit of edge and flair by adding a harness body suit and some blue velvet booties.
Photos by Christopher Toth
(Tons of event photos coming soon my Facebook page, stay tuned)