The Best Fashion Schools in Australia and New Zealand 2017/18

With 2018 just around the corner, perhaps you’re wondering what life would be like as a fashion designer, buyer, production manager or entrepreneur. Whether you’re finishing up high school and considering your career options or you’ve always wanted to pursue a future in fashion, the first step to landing your dream job is education.

Investing time and money into getting the right training is no small feat but offers great payoffs. Having a formal qualification on your CV shows potential employers you’re not only serious about fashion but that you have the academic training necessary to create, curate, collaborate and commercialise within such a competitive industry.

To help take the grunt work out of finding a suitable course that matches your requirements, we’ve gone ahead and listed our favourite colleges and tertiary providers in Australia and New Zealand that are nationally recognised.

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Top 5 Beachwear Trends This Summer

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The weather is getting warmer, the nights are becoming balmier and the beach is starting to beckon you onto its sandy shores and into its blue waters; summer is just around the corner. Whether you are thinking of holding your annual summer BBQ at the beach, or celebrating your best friends baby shower at one of the beach parks, we’ve got you covered with five of the hottest beach-wear trends right now.

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The best matching Mum & Daughter fashionistas on Instagram

Instagram is today’s go-to for style and beauty inspiration, with flawless fashion filling your feed every minute. Leading the social influencer pack are mothers from around the world, showing us how to look modern, chic and gorgeous ­– all while having babies and raising kids!

Here is a luscious collection of #instamamas and their adorable #matchymatchy offspring for you to coo, cry and cluck over. Even if you don’t have children of your own, you can add these Insta-famous fashionistas to your list of #goals.

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Inside the Amazing Prix de Marie Claire Awards 2017

he Prix de Marie Claire Awards, presented by Lexus, is renowned as one of Australia’s greatest celebrations of fashion and beauty, honoring local designers and brands for their contributions over the last 18 months.

On Tuesday, some of the nation’s finest A-listers including Asher KeddieDannii MinogueNicky and Simone Zimmermann, Kate Waterhouse and Napoleon Perdis, attended the Prix de Marie Claire in glamorous room at  Sydney’s Fox Studios, complete with a fashion parade, three-course meal and lavish table settings adorned with beautiful flower arrangements and stunning crystal chandeliers.

Zimmermann, Romance Was Born and Paolo Sebastian were among this year’s award winners that have undeniably made their mark on Australia’s evolving and established fashion industry.

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The 5 Best Winter Winery Getaways Within an Hour of Adelaide

Winter calls for cosy nights in and hearty food set among the picturesque landscapes that South Australia has to offer. Adelaide is a smaller city that’s in easy reach of its famous wineries, and stunning beaches – offering visitors and locals the best of both worlds.

If you’re planning a winter getaway for the last few weeks that’s left of the cooler season, check out these hot spots within an hour of Adelaide’s CBD.

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7 Stylish Ways to Wear Jeans This Winter

What’s a wardrobe without a few pairs of jeans, right? If you’re looking for a laid-back or flattering way to style your jeans this chilly season, we’ve put together a go-to guide that will have your winter outings covered.

Whether you’re catching up with friends for a casual get together or for a night on the town, you can stay warm while looking stylish and chic at the same time.

What’s more, get prepared for Jeans for Genes Day, which is coming up on August 4 to raise money to support genetic research for the Children’s Medical Institute. Held on the first Friday in August each year, Australians take part by dressing in their finest or craziest denim combinations to stand with sufferers of childhood disease.

Please visit their website to donate or find out more about this great cause:
https://www.jeansforgenes.org.au/

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The Most Amazing Outfits from Splendour in the Grass 2017

Splendour in the Grass is known as one of Australia’s greatest music festivals, attracting crowds from every corner of Australia with an impressive line-up of musicians among a scenic location. Sunny Byron Bay hosted the recent three day festival that saw an eclectic mix of fashion enthusiasts don some wild but on-point looks that have already got us excited for next year’s event.

This year The XX, LCD Soundsystem, Queens of the Stone Age and a heap of other iconic musicians set the scene for festival-goes to revel in everything that Splendour had to offer. The top festival looks glittered, shimmered and stood-out with vintage tees, boho pieces, bold prints and lacy intimates that seriously added a rocking edge.

Here’s a snapshot of some of Splendour’s best street style moments.

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How to Get the European Vacay Look

It might be drizzly and cold right now in Australia, but in Europe the sun is shining, the islands are pumping and the cocktails are flowing – it’s no wonder so many Aussies are skipping the winter to bask in the sunshine and overall beauty of Europe’s magical architecture, beaches and nightlife.

If you’re planning a trip to a European hot spot right now but aren’t sure what to pack and how to achieve that on point Euro vacay look, we’ve put together a range of must-haves to add to your suitcase.

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7 Ways to Mix Vintage and Modern

There are so many pros to wearing vintage clothes – original one-off pieces, classic and timeless designs, quality fabrics, designer finds for less, and that personal edge that stands out every time. On the other hand, who can resist all of the latest arrivals that look so pretty in the shop window?

Luckily, there are a number of ways you can mix vintage and modern pieces together, even if it’s just a touch of vintage charm through hair or makeup. What’s more, you can even save money by combining the old with the new.

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