It's on again in August! For those who love, live and breathe fashion, the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival will give you the jump on what's in, what's out, which colours you just have to have in your wardrobe and which designers have created garments to suit your style.
Fashion shows generally have a reputation for being snooty affairs, but not this one! And that's why Catriona Rowntree loves it. It's open to the public and you can just buy a ticket and see the top designers' latest fashions before they hit the shops. Fashion magazines also play an important part and their editors are all anxious that their readers see the latest designs first.
The Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival is spread over six days and is held a specially erected marquee in Martin Place in the heart of the city.
Depending on the type of ticket purchased, guests can receive a glass of sparkling white wine on arrival and a goodie bag. You can also book into the Redken Retreat for a new 'do and visit the MAC Lounge to make sure you have the catwalk look. It's all included in the price of many tickets.
The organisers haven't yet released which designers will be at this year's spectacular, but you can be sure Australia's best will be there. The latest men's and women's daywear, eveningwear and swimwear will be on show. Everything to help ensure you look totally glamorous next season.
When the last model has left the runway, your ticket includes access to some pretty exclusive parties around the city. Way to go!
The Westin Sydney Hotel.
Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival will run between August 17 and 22, 2009. Tickets start at $25. For a little more, you'll have a seat at the runway show, access to the Rosemount Festival bar at the MLC Centre for a complimentary glass of Rosemount O and a goodie bag valued at around $200. Some tickets also provide access to the festival's exclusive parties at venues including The Loft, Establishment and Bungalow 8.
The Westin Sydney has accommodation from $275 a night. Breakfast for two in the hotel's Mosaic restaurant, a Redken haircare gift and a blow-dry before the runway show are included.
For further information
Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival
The Westin Sydney
1 Martin Place
Ph: (02) 8223 1111
Fax: (02) 8223 1222