Posted by Audrey Lee on August 20, 2010
Last Wednesday night saw the launch of Paddington Alive at The Australian Centre for Photography. We stopped by to get an eyeful of local art and design, including Robyn Beech's London Calling, Zeitgeist Becomes Form curated by German fashion photographer, F. C. Gundlach, and The Birthday Suit, a clothing label by Sydney artists Técha Noble and Emma Price of The Kingpins. Australian fashion with a splash of red was the name of the game here, with guests conforming to the event’s dress code.
In its second year as part of the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, Paddington comes “alive” in this six-day public event to recognise the local talents and celebrate the cultural diversification that has made it the fashion hub of Australia. The festival has an awesome line up all ready to be consumed and relished by both the young and young at heart. Highlights include the Fringe Bar Emerging Designer Market dedicated to a new generation of works from rising fashion cats in the local scene, and the William Street Laneway Festival, which features an array of its unique boutiques and champions the fashion and music community – and that’s only a tiny fraction of the itinerary.
Paddington Alive runs until August 28. Visit their website for an official list of events that runs throughout the festival.