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A Capital Collection: Our History is Back in Fashion

  A Capital Collection takes you on a journey through time, recreating fashion to tell the story of the development of the National Capital. Liza Emanuele, renowned Adelaide fashion designer will officially open an exhibition on Thursday at The State Library of South Australia showcasing the fashions worn to four of the nation’s most significant events. ‘The exhibition provides South Australians with an opportunity to explore the social history of some Australia’s momentous occasion through fashion. What we wore, or remember people wearing is a trigger to recalling times past, and becomes an identifier of people, place and events,’ said Director of the State Library Mr Alan Smith. The exhibition includes outfits and accessories that could have been worn by an invitee to the event, one of the crowd, children if possible and either the military or service groups that provided the ceremonial support. Each exhibition has included original invitations and other memorabilia together with community photographs of the event, media articles of the major event or an associated function. The four major events depicted …

New web store promotes independent Australian designers

Striving to bring the world the best of independent and emerging Australian fashion, The Clique Arcade was founded by Perth brother and sister duo Ross Wyness and Storm Wyness. Ross says, “Free shipping on all products and a 24 hour funds transfer/ order dispatch system will be the key attraction for buyers”. “The problem smaller labels face is that they do not get seen in the fashion marketplace let alone in an already saturated online market. Our marketing strategy drives buyers to our website where they will find quality Australian independent and emerging designers allowing our talented designers to be seen and compete with the larger players.” Australian fashion has said to have made a huge impact on the world fashion stage within the past few years, and will continue to do so in years to come with the help of websites such as The Clique Arcade. The Clique Arcade’s website will be live from Friday 24 October 2014 and can be found at http://www.thecliquearcade.com.au.  

Fashion Legend Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta  July 22, 1932 – October 20, 2014 Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away October 20th at the age of 82. The fashion mogul is a much respected presence within the fashion world and his influence will be sorely missed. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, de la Renta began sketching for leading Spanish fashion houses at the tender age of 18. He was soon to procure an apprenticeship with Spain’s most treasured international fashion designer Christobal Balenciaga, then settling as a couture assisstant with Lanvin in Paris and as they say… the rest is history! The Oscar de la Renta brand most recently made the press for being responsible for the wedding gown of the now Mrs. Clooney. The couple, Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney wed in Venice this year. Let’s take a look back on some Oscar de la Renta gowns that wowed us as we pay our respects to a fashion industry great… Amal Alamuddin Amy Adams Jessica Alba Amy Adams Met Gala May 2014 Zooey Deschanel …