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Marie Claire Opening RAFF

Just when you thought it was all over, it decided to make a little u-turn and head back...  I'm talking about Rosemount Australian Fashion Festival!  The only difference is that this is an opportunity for consumers to see the shows.  Whilst a lot of the showcases are only review shows, it's still an amazing experience.  Before I entered the industry this was the closest thing to the real event.  This year's RAFF has definitely upgraded as it's moved from Martin Place to Sydney's Town Hall.  Better location, better seating, better bar and an elevated runway!  The event kicked off in true style last night with the Marie Claire Gala Opening showcasing 15 years of Australia's most amazing and inspirational designers.  I was fortunate to attend and Marie Claire definitely set the standard for the week.  Fashion's elite were also out and about.  I was fortunate to meet Jonathan Pease and Peter Morrissey, and saw Rachel Gilbert, Akira, Carla Zampatti, Wayne Cooper and that's just the start.  
But do not fear if you missed it last night, there are still spectacular events lined up for the week including, review shows of all your favourite collections featured at RAFW, Alex Perry's exquisite Arabian Princess Collection, Camilla Frank's gorgeous Kaftans, as well as shows by Peter Morrissey, Myer, Kookai and that's just the start!!  Here are a few pictures I took last night!
The Lilac Mannequin dress!!