Fact File: Adelaide Fashion

By / 11th of September, 2014

The 2014 Adelaide Fashion Festival launches this week in Adelaide to showcase the latest from South Australian designers. However, Adelaide fashion is not relegated to two weeks of catwalks.

Adelaide Fashion Festival has 17 events spread over 10 days from Friday October 17 to Sunday October 26. Twelve of South Australia’s finest designers are confirmed with Liza Emanuele, Malachi Empire and Greta Kate being some of the designers showcasing. 

Here is a roundup of articles about the people and events that help make Adelaide’s fashion industry thrive:

Make Magic, the Spring / Summer launch of Liza Emanuele

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Liza Emanuele launches her Spring/Summer 14/15 Make Magic collection on Saturday, September 13 at the award winning SAHMRI building. Her collection has been mentored by legendary designers George Cross and Harry Watt. Emanuele has said that the Make Magic theme pays homage to making beautiful things that make women feel gorgeous.

Fashion Icons in Conversation

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Fashion Icons in Conversation, an event held at the South Australian Art Gallery, tells the story of some of the world's greatest designers - with a chance to view the garments that turned them in to icons.

2014 Festival Events Program

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This site contains links to all the shows and exhibitions occurring over the 2014 Adelaide Fashion Festival.

Australian Fashion Labels on growth path despite tough economic times.

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A South Australian Fashion House with its three labels Cameo, Finders Keepers and Keepsake, are growing internationally and bringing in equal turnover with new stores and new labels planned for the company.

Adelaide Fashion Festival 2014

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A short article describing the Adelaide Fashion Festival, showcasing the city's trends in design.

Finders Keepers and Keepsake designers in running for Australia's Fun Fearless Female award.

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Two head designers for Australian Fashion Labels, Kate Anderson and Carmen Dugan, are in the running for the Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Fun Fearless Female awards.

Designer Profiles

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Three of South Australia’s best design talents, Jaimie Sortino, Alexandra Ireland and Cristina Tridente discuss their Adelaide Fashion Festival collections.


Buck!t Belts - the (Re)cycling lifestyle

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Craig Norman a cycling enthusiast who has created Buck!t Belts. These are unisex belts made from recycled racing tyres, available in a range of colours.

The Face of 2014 AFF: Katarina Keeler

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Katarina Keeler, the face of the Adelaide fashion festival gives an interview about her modelling career, her favourite designer and growing up in the country town of Ceduna. Also check out the Today Tonight interview with Katarina Keeler, Festival, about modelling, study and her Indigenous background.

Words of Wisdom from Adelaide’s Best

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Lauren Zwaans interviews four previous Adelaide Fashion Festival best emerging designer award winners to see what it takes to survive in the fashion industry. The four include Georgia Palmer of Georgia Guy, Alexandra Ireland of Necia, Jaimie Sortino of Couture designer and Melanie Flintoft the Creative Director of Australian Fashion Labels.

3 new creative arts degrees with TAFE SA, Flinders University partnership

Fashion students are being offered the chance to enrol at Flinders University and Tafe simultaneously with a new partnership between Tafe SA and Flinders University. By combining the two it is hoped that students will enhance their practical skills and develop stronger support for the arts sector in South Australia.

The TAFE graduate show was a showcase for the visions of design students to show-off their creations to interstate and overseas designers. It also shows what Adelaide has to offer the future designers.