London, Paris, Milan, New York, Sydney, Canberra – all renowned for fashion shows, right?
You didn’t know that Canberra has it’s own fashion festival?
Well, Fashfest was held for the second year a few weeks ago and ASE went behind the scenes to meet the people behind Canberra’s own contribution to promoting the fashion industry.
First up – Clint Hutchinson who with his wife Andrea are the founders of Fashfest. Clint discusses why he pitched for a fashion festival for Canberra and how he got Canberra Airport on board to provide the venue.
Steve Wright lectures in Fashion Management at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and is the producer of the event – responsible for the parades and general Front of House.
Behind the scenes is Nicholas Ellis who wrangles the designers, hairdressers, make-up artists, dressers and models to ensure they all get on stage at the right time.
Music is an important element of all fashion parades and the Director of Music for Fashfest is Michael Liu who coordinated all the musicians who took part (including himself).
Darren Russell is the owner of Elite Sound & Lighting who provided the technical production and so Darren is the Technical Director of Sound and Lighting – his challenges included powering the building for both the technical and the backstage requirements.
Andrea Lee is a student at CIT and as PA to Clint was one of the key interns involved in the project.
Andrea and Clint Hutchinson – Co-founders
Steve Wright – Producer
Nicholas Ellis – Co-producer
Wendy Johnson – Director of Public Relations and Media
Leighton Hutchinson – Director of Photography
Michael Liu – Director of Music
Wayne Friend – Director of Hair
Karen Mathias – Director of Make-up
Angelo Paonne – Director of Digital
Darren Russell – Technical Director
Blake Watkin – Lighting operator
Belinda Tomlinson – Vision switcher
Michael Fardell – Executive Video Producer
Zarko Danilvo – Director of Projects (Canberra Airport)
Dom Nappo – Project Manager of Canberra Airport Fitouts
Stephen Rockmann – Entertainment
Lisa Capezio, Aaron Copeland ad Kate Read – Interior Designers
Canberra Airport – Venue
Elite Sound & Lighting – Sound, Lighting, AV, Projections, LED screen and Power
Screencraft – Video production
Barlens – Seating