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Immerse yourself in fashion

by OutInWollongong 9 September 2016

The fashion elite are coming to Canberra and you’re invited! Discover designers never before seen in Wollongong from interstate and overseas and get ahead of the trends.

In 2016, FASHFEST will showcase more than 40 designers from Sydney to Mumbai, ensuring you get the full spectrum of trends and styles from all over the globe. With many new and exciting designers to feature, FASHFEST frequents will be glad to see a few familiar labels on the bill, including; SZN, Sovata, Karen Lee, Zilpah Tart, Melanie Child, Pure Pod and Red Corner Boxing.

New designers to keep an eye out for include, Naomi Peris Bridal (Canberra), Queen Nyibany Designs (Melbourne), Eder by Anna (Sydney), Kira Pizzingrelli (Central Coast) and Vitamin by Sonalika (Mumbai).

Also, for an all-time first at FASHFEST, there will be a show of collections by retailers from the Canberra Centre, including; Aquila, Country Road, Cue, Decjuba, M.J. Bale, Saba, Seed and Veronika Maine. So, while you’re in town, you can purchase your favourite looks from the runway the very next day at the Canberra Centre!

Although fashion will take the main stage, the event also celebrates music and film. FASHFEST is set to host a record number of 25 musicians this year, including an impressive line-up of female talent. Providing a number of live performances and DJ sets, this year's event will spoil ticket holders with a range of genres including soul, funk, RnB and house.

The event will play host to a number of firsts as well, with Nico Lupo hitting the stage to play his first major Canberra performance, and Mondecreen and Tak-Un-Da introducing their new EPs on the FASHFEST stage.

The experience will unfold over three nights via six distinct shows – two per night (starting at 6:30pm and 8:30pm). To top off each night guests can celebrate at VIP parties, including a massive after-party on the closing night at Lucky’s Speakeasy, QT Canberra.

To ensure that everyone has the chance to be a part of the FASHFEST experience, organisers have included tickets available from just $49 (including GST). So there is no excuse for missing out on Canberra’s number one annual fashion extravaganza!

FASHFEST 2016 will be held from 29 September to 1 October at the National Convention Centre.

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