FASHFEST is back, and this year they’ve changed it up…

True to its original strategy, FASHFEST ‘changes it up’ every few years. Starting in October, FASHFEST will roll out the first in a series of fashion shows to be held in iconic institutions unique to the capital. The new venues will showcase beauty of architecture as well as beauty of fashion and other creative elements.

The 19 October launch show will be at the magnificent National Gallery of Australia followed by shows in December and February to be held in other venues of cultural and historic significance.

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Clint and Andrea shot by Holly Williams, taken at FASHFEST

The NGA fashion show will celebrate cocktail glam and elegant gowns. The same show will be held twice the same evening.

The three labels showcasing are Charly Thorn Designs, Megan Cannings Designs and Hajar Gala Couture.

Charly presented her first collection at FASHFEST 2017 when she was just 17. She returns with a spring-summer collection of cocktail glam wear created with luxurious printed silks. Charly has gone to great heights since her FASHFEST debut. Her designs were spotted on social media by other major fashion events and she has since showcased internationally.


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Charly Thorn Designs. Image by Martin Ollman, taken at FASHFEST 2017

Fashion designer Megan Cannings will present her elegant gowns and formal wear collection fresh from her New York Fashion Week show. Megan’s designs from FASHFEST were also spotted on social media and she has since shown in Milan and been accepted for Fashion Aid Sydney alongside a stellar lineup of some of Australia’s hottest designers.

Megan Cannings Designs. Image by Doug Hall, Studio Vita, taken at FASHFEST 2017

The principal designer behind Hajar Gala Couture, will present exquisitely detailed bridal and evening gowns, some of which were shown at Paris Fashion Week and have never been shown in Canberra. Hajar trained formally in the French couture method at the International Fashion Academy.

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Hajar Gala Couture. Image by Jack Mohr, taken at FASHFEST 2017

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