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Thursday, 21 March 2013
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Ms BRODTMANN (Canberra) (13:52): It is with great pleasure that I inform the House that Canberra's FASHFEST will be running from 1-4 May this year. FASHFEST is a four-night showcase of Canberra's fashion, culture and local talent, because Canberra really is becoming a fashion savvy city. We are getting a name as a fashion hub and our shops reflect the way fashion is taken seriously in the national capital.

FASHFEST is about showcasing our style and culture and bringing to attention local talent and entrepreneurs. Over four fantastic nights, FASHFEST highlights a huge collection of designers and creatives. There will be nightly designer fashion shows and live performances by top musical artists and DJs. The idea for FASHFEST began with founding directors Andrea and Clint Hutchinson, a husband and wife team who are very passionate about Canberra. For Andrea and Clint, FASHFEST is about changing the way people see Canberra.

The line-up of talent and support is exciting, beginning with the face of FASHFEST, the internationally renowned supermodel Anneliese Seubert. Anneliese has appeared on the runway for the world's top designers including Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani but now lives here in Canberra. I congratulate ZOO Advertising and everyone involved in this year's FASHFEST. As artistic Director Sara Poguet puts it: 'FASHFEST is going to be something out of this world that is full of creativity, and it's all from Canberra. We're blessed with an abundance of talent here and FASHFEST is the way for us to show it, not only to those living in the ACT, but to the rest of Australia and even, hopefully, the world.' Visit www.fashfest.com.au. (Time expired)