Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2010 (Aug' The month it was)

Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival (RSFF) took over Sydney from the
23-28 August, with an elaborate Satellite Schedule of fashion events, exhibitions, launches and after parties. Sydneysiders will be treated to mostly free and some ticketed fashion, art, retail, market, food, music and cultural events for everyone to enjoy! All details of the catwalk shows on the Rosemount Runway in Sydney’s Town Hall and the Satellite.

The Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival is an annual event that provides fashionable consumers with a week-long schedule of free and ticketed events, and this year features over 100 designers on the Rosemount Runway at the Sydney Town Hall.

The festival open to all ages.


The Festival Hub, lower level of Sydney Town Hall, brings plenty of excitement and total ‘Fashiontainment’. Experiece the Festival Hub prior to watching a collection show on the Rosemount Runway, Sydney Town hall. Access to the Festival Hub is free with a ticket to a collection show on the official schedule.

Festival Hub highlights included;

FAMOUS – FAMOUS Shopaholic LIVE – FAMOUS is bringing our Shopaholic pages to life at RSFF, with personalised styling sessions with our fashion editors, and fashion A-listers like Jennifer Hawkins, Charlotte Dawson and this year’s Australia’s Next Top Model finalists, popping by throughout the week. You can also win some huge prizes – including the chance to walk in the Myer Miss Shop show and star in, or style, a photo shoot in FAMOUS. Plus we have $5,000 worth of Myer wardrobes to give away and an exclusive FAMOUS Shopaholic style booklet for you to take home. See www.famousmag.com.au for all the info!

GHERMEZ CUPCAKES – Ghermez Cupcakes is Sydney’s most sophisticated cupcake company, offering the most unique cake flavours, such as Pistachio & Rose, Chilli Chocolate, Red Velvet, Dulce de Leche and Orange and Almond. All are made using the finest, natural ingredients, fresh fruits, and no artificial flavouring. Ghermez Cupcakes offers a wide range of custom made decorations for every occasion. At the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival Hub, Ghermez Cupcakes will be offering a range of decadent mini cupcakes from the Ghermez menu. Vouchers will also be available for complimentary cupcakes or coffee from the CBD store at 329 George St.

MYER ONE – MYER one presents a fashion installation discovering cosmetic bloom, new nautical and modern military where consumers will have the opportunity to become a MYER one member and go into the draw to win a fashion experience.

NAPOLEON PERDIS – Napoleon Perdis will be bringing “Runway to Reality” at this year’s Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival. A Napoleon Perdis team of makeup artists will have their eye on the runway and pamper consumers with wearable beauty trends.

REDKEN RETREAT – Redken’s New York inspired concept salon: The Redken Retreat is the perfect stop-off between shows and a place for guests to escape the fashion frenzy and be treated to their own personal Redken experience. Fashion lovers can visit the Redken Retreat anytime during the festival to receive a complimentary hair consultation and Redken goodie bag.

ROSEMOUNT O FESTIVAL HUB BAR – the Rosemount O Bar will feature within the festival hub, beautifully presented and bursting with life as ticketholders will enjoy a glass of Rosemount O prior to the show!

SYDNEY CONFIDENTIAL – guests are invited to chill out in The Daily Telegraph’s Sydney Confidential lounge. Relax in style and catch up on all the latest celebrities, gossip and fashion news.

THE PHOTO STUDIO – ticketholders can take pleasure in a professional studio fashion shoot! Each participant goes into the running to be voted by the public to be the ‘Face of Fashion 2010’ and receive a professional model portfolio worth over $1,500! Winner’s announced daily! Visit www.thephotostudio.com.au to cast your vote.

TOSHIBA – Toshiba will be showcasing the classic designs of their new notebook range. As versatile as any little black dress, Toshiba’s notebooks are the perfect accessories to take you from day-to-night, offering the ideal balance between entertainment, communication, mobility and work functionality. So, for the most versatile fashion accessory, Think Style, Think Toshiba.

RSFF is brought to you by the same professional team of experts responsible for the world-renowned event, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.

marie claire, Rosemount and IMG Fashion present the Gala Opening of the 2010 Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival.

In celebration of 15 years of marie claire and 15 years of Australian Fashion Week, marie claire presents a retrospective showcase of the most inspiring looks to be sent down the runway over the past 15 years, from some of Australia’s most celebrated designers.

key information: Marie Claire magazine is celebrating its 15th Birthday this month

  • The show brought the best looks from fashion week from the past 15 years to consumers as selected by marie claire
  • Years have been grouped as follows 1996-2000, 2001-2005, 2006-2009, closing with the best of 2010
  • Rebecca Twigley will open and close the show
  • 900 guests will attend – consumers have purchased tickets to attend
  • Designers featured in the show include:

            Wayne Cooper, Leona Edmiston, Toni Maticevski, Aurelio Costeralla, Jayson Brunsdon,

Kate Sylvester, Karen Walker, Akira, Easton Pearson, Collette Dinnigan, Alex Perry,

Willow, Sass & Bide, Lisa Ho, Zimmermann, Kirrily Johnston



Sydney – Nicky Hilton, the American fashion model and socialite, sister of Paris Hilton, and great granddaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels), arrived in Sydney to walk the runway for acclaimed Australian Fashion Designer, Charlie Brown, at the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival.

Charlie Brown showcased her latest Spring Summer collection, ‘Altered States’, at the Sydney Town Hall at 5.30pm on Tuesday 24th August 2010. This will be a glamorous, celebrity fuelled, high octane show on the opening day of the 2010 Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival (RSFF).

Charlie Brown fans and customers were given an exclusive opportunity to preview the latest collection just as it arrives into stores around the country. The show will kick start the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival’s official individual show schedule and provide the public with an exciting opportunity to walk the red carpet, soak up the atmosphere and watch the show in the company of a truly fashionable crowd including celebrity friends and the designer herself, Charlie Brown.

Nicky Hilton promised to bring her celebrity and style to the runway, continuing a tradition for the Charlie Brown brand which has in the past, attracted runway appearances from big international names like Lily Cole, Jade Jagger, Jerry Hall and Sophie Dahl.

In celebration of 15 years of marie claire and 15 years of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, marie claire presents a retrospective show as The Gala Opening to the 2010 Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival. This red carpet event will showcase the most inspiring looks to be sent down the catwalk over the past 15 years, from some of Australia’s most celebrated designers. Featuring: Featuring: Akira, Alex Perry, Aurelio Costeralla, Collette Dinnigan, Dion Lee, Easton Pearson, Jayson Brunsdon, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Leona Edmiston, Lisa Ho, Sass & Bide, Toni Maticevski, Wayne Cooper and Willow.

Jennifer Hawkins and Kris Smith take to the stage to showcase the hottest new looks of the season from all your favourite brands in womenswear, menswear, swimwear, plus size and more including: Aurelio Costarella, Fernando Frisoni, Manning Cartell, Nina Maya, Leona by Leona Edmiston, Blaq Premium, Ellery, Karen Walker, Wayne Cooper, Cue, Jayson Brunsdon, Kate Sylvester, Nicola Finetti, Yeojin Bae, Cozi and more

Charlie Brown returns to the runway for a glamorous, celebrity fuelled, high octane show. This is an exclusive opportunity to preview Charlie Brown’s latest Spring Summer collection just as it arrives into stores around the country.

Chic, modern and effortless. Cool confidence, individuality and distinct modern design aesthetic bring together the subtle and sexy collections from Australia’s leading fashion forward designers. Featuring: Anna & Boy, Bianca Spender, Camilla and Marc, Fernando Frisoni, Gary Bigeni, Ginger & Smart, Kate Sylvester, Little Joe Woman, Manning Cartell, Michael Lo Sordo and Zambesi

Peter Morrissey has established five-star credentials and dressed some of the world’s biggest stars including Elle Macpherson, Nicole Kidman, Jon Bon Jovi and Kylie Minogue. Now back on the runway for the first time in 7 years Peter is dressing you with his new ready to wear Summer Collection for BIG W available at affordable prices. Come along for the unveiling of his new range and meet the man who has been a dominant force in the Australian Fashion Industry for over 25 years.

Since the launch of Dr Rey’s Shapewear three years ago the innovative collection has become a worldwide phenomenon in the ‘fashion must have’ shapewear category. Incorporating bold fresh colours, fine laces, and meticulous attention to detail and workmanship, this collection is French and Vintage inspired with a twist of Moulin Rouge. See the debut of Dr Rey’s new ranges Tulipe, La Vintage and Spot Mesh and let Dr Rey change the way you look at shapewear at Target forever.

Launched in 2003 by Bruno Schiavi, Mensfit has become one of Australia’s most popular underwear brands for men, with personalities Luke Jacobz and Blair McDonough appearing as the faces and bodies of the brand. The range uses some of the most advanced fabrics and technology and will include briefs, trunks, boxers, hipsters and g-strings/thongs, swimwear, shapewear and sleepwear. The collection mirrors the hottest menswear trends offering unique colours, patterns and styles.

Ella Baché Splash Swim & Resort Wear ; Swim and resort wear. Showcasing sexy swim and resort wear for lazy days on the beach and fun in the sun! The Ella Baché Splash Show promises to heat up the runway! Featuring: Bond-eye, Colin Heaney, Daughter of the Gods, Hotel Bondi Swim, Karen Nielsen Collection, Lisa Maree Australia and Sol Bellow.

Couture and glamour. Signatures of boned corsetry, hand ruching and sexy, feminine silhouettes are all-important elements of this ready-to-wear and evening-wear show. Essence of glamour and red carpet appeal. Featuring: Alex Perry, Aurelio Costarella, Jayson Brunsdon, Lisa Ho, Ms Couture, Nicola Finetti and Rachel Gilbert.


Bonds Summer Fashion Show  ;Hosted by Bonds Ambassador Sarah Murdoch with star appearances by the finalists of Australia’s Next Top Model- the Bonds show will rock the festival! Nothing short of a show stopping spectacular Bonds is hitting the runway to launch their new hot hot hot summer underwear and clothing collections plus the new Bonds Made 2 Share unisex range. Watch this space for a who’s who of celebrity that will be making a guest appearance on the runway!

KOOKAÏ unveils a runway show full of colour, vibrancy and the essence of Australian design. Featuring the brand’s foundation of Australian basics, KOOKAÏ also deliver their latest fashion pieces, creating an element of fantasy for every KOOKAÏ woman.

Eclectic, playful and quirky cool. Blends of innocent fun and a balance of masculine with femininity, bring together a collection show bursting with unique and wearable style. Featuring: Alice McCall, Bec & Bridge, Dhini, Flannel, Karla Spetic, Lucette, Magdalena Velevska, Miss Unkon, Phos Phoro, Ruby Smallbone and Sara Phillips.

Hot In The City Intimates Show ; The hottest show at Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival – Hot In The City is back- offering glitz, glamour and Grade A celebrities on the catwalk, Australia’s hottest celebrities and sporting icons- ERIN MCNAUGHT, MITCHELL JOHNSON, GIAAN ROONEY and those cheeky boys from BONDI RESCUE will take to the catwalk for this intimates show. The show will feature eight hot Intimates brands including Antz Pantz, Berlei, Holeproof, Jockey and Rio with celebrity faces hitting the catwalk to showcase the latest summer collections.
Camilla Babylon presented by V Australia ; Celebrity designer and artist, Camilla Franks, will captivate you with her ‘BABYLON’ Spring Summer 2010/11 Collection.

Inspired by Avatar, a production by 20th Century Fox, the ‘BABYLON’ Collection is the world of Pandora, Na-vi blue-skinned species, multihued cinematography and supernatural themes. The ‘BABYLON’ Collection transcends resort wear and beach style with Camilla’s signature free-flowing kaftans and glamorous new mini and maxi dresses, jumpsuits, playsuits, camisoles, peasant and oversized skirts, pantaloons, leggings and shoes. A mystical palette of vivid hues and dreamy graphics as Pandora ideologies are translated into wearable fashion and runway glamour.

Colours of summer. Scores of vibrant and graphic prints will take to the runway. Filled with bright, bold and transcending summery statement pieces go from day to night. Featuring: Ae’lkemi, Annah Stretton, Camilla, Hussy, Kooey, Nookie, Sabatini White, and White Sands.

Alex Perry; A white hot Arabian Summer is what Perry Girls long for this season. Alex Perry has designed a collection to enchant and entice, drawing influence from the exotic lands of Arabia. Perry Girls sashay to the tune of their own drum.

Alex Perry is Australia’s most glamorous designer, by virtue of his magnificent gowns and sensational red carpet eveningwear. With a star-studded front row you can expect this event to be nothing short of show stopping.

Join Ruby Rose at this exciting event as Myer celebrates Miss Shop’s 25th Birthday! Check out the latest looks and new brands in the Miss Shop department including Milk & Honey designed by Ruby Rose, Miss Shop, Blue Juice, Tokito, All about Eve, Minty Meets Munt, Motel, Quirky Circus by Mink Pink and more! Ruby Rose will be personally styling her Milk & Honey collection before making a guest appearance on the catwalk.

The New Guard. This new guard of Australian designers push the fundamentals of contemporary design through wearable innovative tailoring and theatrical creation’s in garment construction to create the most exciting and spectacular movement in Australian Fashion. Featuring: Dion Lee, Ellery, Friedrich Gray, Gail Sorronda, Konstantina Mittas, Lui Hon, Romance Was Born, Saint Augustine Academy, Seventh Wonderland, Stolen Girlfriends Club and Therese Rawsthorne


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IMG Fashion is dedicated to facilitating a gateway to the fashion world – from creation to consumer. We offer solutions that seamlessly connect and associate fashion’s key constituents and corporate brands using IMG’s global resources, influence and expertise. Within the fashion industry, IMG manages the world’s top models, and represents leading designers and the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists. The division produces the leading fashion events around the globe and represents many of the industry’s top organizations and federations as well as works with various local and national governments, creating regional and international fashion platforms.





Hermès has been informed that LVMH has acquired a 17 % stake in the company.
In 1993, the shareholders of Hermès International, all descendants from Emile Hermès, decided to enlist the company on the Paris stock exchange.

This decision was made with two objectives in mind :

- support the long term development of the company
- make shares easier to trade for the shareholders.

Over the last 10 years, the Hermès group has delivered an average annual growth rate of 10 % of its net result and currently holds a very strong financial position with over M€ 700 of free cash.

Today, Hermès family shareholders have a strong majority control of nearly ¾ of the shares. They are fully united around a common business vision. Their long term control of Hermès International is guaranteed by its financial status as limited partnership by shares and the family shareholders have confirmed that they are not contemplating any significant selling of shares.

The public listing of shares, allows investors who want to become minority shareholders to do so.

As a family company Hermès has treated and will always treat its shareholders with utmost respect.


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Monday, November 01, 2010

The Grunge Begum collection by Suhani Pittie>The British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur Award programme

Showcasing India’s Creativity to UK Royalty

At an exclusive event organised for Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Earl of Wessex at their recent visit to Jodhpur, the British Council showcased some of India’s promising creative designers. Suhani Pittie, one of the designers selected by the British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur Award programme, put up a spectacular show at the royal palace, in the presence of the UK royalty and the Maharajah and Maharani of Jodhpur and invited guests.

The Grunge Begum collection by Suhani Pittie reflected the free spirited traditionalist, who belongs in a conventional environment but with a wandering mind. She wears her values like a badge but strings them in her own textures. Old coins, "kasalperu", temple jewellery, traditional jhumkas came free from their traditional canvases and were infused with exposed zippers, steel, copper silver and chains. Their Royal Highnesses acclaimed the design skills of the designer and the creative efforts being made in the Indian fashion industry.

“The event was one of the highlights of my career. It was a privilege to have showcased to such an erudite audience and to interact with their Royal Highnesses. I am eternally grateful to the British Council for having provided me with this rare and honourable opportunity”, says Suhani.

The British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur Award programme, aims to develop a powerful professional network between creative entrepreneurs in India, UK and internationally. It is an organized and tangible platform to acknowledge India’s creative entrepreneurial talent. A network that inspires and facilitates the sharing of best practices, builds skills, provides access to resources and market, offers professional development opportunities, mentoring, and increases opportunities for business. Till date 763 entrepreneurs have been through the award programme and there are numerous successes that highlight the collaborative links that the programme has been able to achieve.

The other designers to showcase in Jodhpur include Sanjay Garg (Raw Mango), Samant Chauhan (Samant Chauhan) and Nandita Atal Bose (Burnt Sienna).