The Adelaide Fashion Festival heads into its seventh consecutive year in 2014 with an outstanding line up of talent and events unveiled over a ten-day program, from 17 – 26 October.
Save the dates!
The official schedule is jam packed…
2014 Adelaide Fashion Festival Official Opening Party Thursday, 16th October
This invitation-only event sees Adelaide’s fashion elite celebrate the opening of the Festival, with guests treated to an intimate parade previewing the latest collections from the designers involved.
Variety on King William Friday, 17th October
This popular fine dining fashion event will kick off this year’s Festival with the latest spring/summer collections from Adelaide’s most exclusive shopping strip being showcased on one of the longest runways in town. Guests will be seated alfresco style on the road and enjoy a sublime four-course menu oozing spring flavours created by some of the road’s favourite restaurants.
‘Vintage is the New Black’ Op-Shop Stylist Tours Saturday, 18th October & Saturday, 25th October
Enjoy an afternoon of fun and adventure on the ‘Vintage is the New Black’ Op-Shop Stylist Tours. Hosted by vintage expert, Cassandra Liebeknecht from the Adelaide Vintage Expo, attendees will be taken on a visit to some of Adelaide’s best op-shops.
Myer Designer Workshop Saturday, 18th October
Don’t miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Australia’s most loved designers. Learn about the inspiration behind their new spring/summer collection and be inspired by style advice and tips on the best ways to update your wardrobe.
SA Designers Fashion Showcase Saturday, 18th October
The SA Designers Fashion Showcase is the Festival’s premiere event. The who’s who of the Australian fashion scene will witness the unveiling of South Australia’s leading designers’ collections including ready-to-wear and couture pieces. Guests will also be treated to the announcement of the coveted annual SA Emerging Designer Award.
SA Collective Clothing Sale Sunday, 19th October
Get ready for this year’s biggest clothing sale at the Norwood Concert Hall. Featuring bargains from popular local designers and boutiques, this one-day-only event is not to be missed!
‘Behind the Seams’ Q&A Workshop Sunday, 19th October
Ever wanted to go ‘behind the seams’ in the fashion industry? Well now you can! Held at the Hotel Richmond, listen and interact with key guest speakers from different areas of the industry and gain insights into what is involved in their jobs.
Fashion Icons In Conversation Tuesday, 21st October
As part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s major international exhibition for spring/summer 2014 – Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, be among the first to gain insight into the story of Fashion Icons at this one off event. Hear from Exhibition Curator Pamela Golbin, Event Program Curator, Mitchell Oakley Smith and Art Gallery Decorative Arts Curator Robert Reason, as they discuss the art of curating fashion and the story behind the exhibition.
The Myer Centre Adelaide presents Fast Fashion Uncovered, The Fast Fashion Movement Wednesday, 22nd October
As a celebration to the unique Myer Centre Adelaide offering, this parade showcases the latest in fashion trends at affordable prices. Teaming fast fashion items from centre retailers with some of Australia’s most loved designer pieces from the Myer Department Store, learn how to style up fast fashion trends for the coming spring/summer season.
MATRIX presents ‘Finesse Lingerie Showcase’ Thursday, 23rd October
Invited guests will be treated to a themes cocktail party and lingerie show featuring fantasy and current season lingerie modelled by Adelaide’s leading models.
Boutique Friday, 24th October
The largest group show of the Festival to feature beloved boutiques from metro and suburban Adelaide, Boutique brings the shopping experience to the runway, with a range of runway firsts that have never been seen before at a fashion festival.
Adelaide Vintage Expo Saturday, 25th October & Sunday, 26th October
Be transported back in time through fashion from the 1920s – 1990s with over 30 fashion, homewares, textiles and accessory business from all around Australia under one roof. Workshops include dressmaking, crochet, knitting, millinery, leather tooling, makeup and etiquette, as well as daily fashion parades.
Opening of Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Saturday, 25th October – 15th February, 2015
This season, fashion has a new address. Over 90 emblematic haute couture garments created by some of the world’s leading fashion designers will debut in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Exclusive to Adelaide, Fashion Icons draws on the collection of Les Arts Décoratifs, one of the most important fashion collections in the world. www.fashionicons.com.au
Norwood Place Parades on Norwood Parade Sunday, 26th October
An event that offers something for everyone, the Parades on Norwood Parade features a giant outdoor catwalk and fashion parades to showcase the new spring/summer trends from retailers along the Parade, as well as the beloved Norwood Fashion Market and ticketed high tea.
The Maid Presents ‘The Gentlemen’s Lounge’ Sunday, 26th October
From young designers putting Adelaide on the map, to the iconic stalwarts of the fashion scene, this sophisticated area is committed to embracing all that makes up the Gentleman of Adelaide. This event aims to showcase emerging designers and celebrate those who have contributed to the menswear scene from its humble beginnings, as well as tracking the evolution of tailoring in the Adelaide market.
With numerous events of all magnitudes spanning across ten days, the 2014 AFF promises to deliver an exciting fashion experience, and has established itself as a firm fixture on Adelaide’s annual event calendar and social scene.