Take it slow this month with the return of Slow Fashion September. We get the insider thread on the can’t-miss events.
Opening Night Fashion Catwalk 1 September, 7pm
Hosted at The Mill Adelaide, the opening night event will feature two runways. Models will first take to the catwalk in upcycled pieces created from damaged or old materials. Vintage clothes from personal collections will follow with a walk of their own.
Event organiser and owner of Naked Pony Slow Fashion, Louiza Hebhardt, says the event was inspired by an experience in Melbourne and creating a way to make it more sustainable.
“At the Melbourne Fashion Week last year, they got these beautiful old-style gowns and cut them up to make new pieces, but unfortunately, instead of making them functional, they were more like decorative costumes. And so, they were never going to be worn again,” Louiza says.
“So, the guidelines for Adelaide’s Slow Fashion September’s runway are that the pieces need to be functional and wearable.”
With a complimentary glass of bubbles in hand, guests watch stylish clothing made from quilts, tea towels, tablecloths, and more take to the catwalk.
The event will conclude with a discussion about the benefits of slow fashion and how we can be more conscious consumers.
Regularly a sell-out event, this year’s Mystery Bus Tours will visit places across the city, suburbs, hills, and southern Adelaide.
New local businesses have been added to the tour list so no matter how many times you’ve attended before, there’s something new for repeat offenders.
“We’re visiting some venues for the first time, which is a fantastic opportunity for local women in business to showcase their collections or creations,” Louiza says.
“Slow Fashion September is about two things; one is about increasing the profile of slow fashion, but it’s also about supporting women in business.”
Tickets from $64
Festival Finale – High School Disco 22 September, 7pm
Get your recycled bell bottoms ready because this is one flashback you won’t want to miss.
“The idea is to dress in the fashion that was on trend when you were in high school. So, for me that was in the late 80s and early 90s,” Louiza says, also insisting partygoers can dress up in any kind of disco.
The only rule, of course, is that your outfit must embrace slow fashion.
A playlist titled “blasts from the past” will fill the Hard Days Night venue on Wright Street, while dinner and drinks will also be available for purchase from burger shop, Whoopi Goldburger.