The FJ Guide to: Free events at the Adelaide Fashion Festival

F is for Fashion, Festival and Free.

With the Adelaide Fashion Festival on its way, we’re sure you southsiders have started outfit planning for the four days of #streetstyle opps. Here at FJ we understand that once you get all your outfits sorted, the bank account may be looking a little tight. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with a guide to the free events happening during AFF.

AFF Designer Market
Back at the Hindmarsh Square runway hub, this outdoor market will be hosting some of Adelaide’s best emerging designers in fashion, homewares and accessories. Free and open to all, there will be the chance to purchase exclusive designs from over 30 stalls. And like any premium open-air market, it’ll come complete with live DJs and delicious food and drink from local eateries. 

10am – 5pm Saturday October 24

Tiff Manuell Art Installation
If the thought of sitting at a runway show kinda bores you, why not walk alongside the fashion? Tiff Manuell has embraced this concept, creating a live moving art installation that will walk from Hindmarsh Square to Art Hunt Gallery. If you want to get up close and personal with her unique, hand-painted pieces, you can walk next to the installation without spending a dollar.

11am Saturday October 24

Norwood Place Parades
On the final day of the festival, The Parade, Norwood will be transformed into a fashion festival hotspot. Outdoor catwalks will showcase fresh pieces that you can then pick up from the retailers along The Parade. Enjoy the spring sunshine while you watch the parades at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm, and if you’re feeling a little bit fancy, you can always upgrade your experience for the paid high tea with VIP catwalk seating.

12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm Sunday October 25

Germein Sisters
The indie pop trio, Germein Sisters, are heading back to their hometown to perform for the Adelaide Fashion Festival. After touring and recording in Europe, the sisters will be returning to provide the entertainment for the Norwood Place parades and markets. You can catch their harmonies between parades and shopping at 1pm.

1pm Sunday October 25

Shop the Runway

Friday evening will see Stephens Place at Rundle Mall turn into a Shop The Runway hub. The AFF style team of Media Makeup and Clip Joint will be on location at the designated Beauty Bar, offering hair and make-up touch ups before the evening’s runways in Hindmarsh Square. You’ll have the chance hear about the new season styles from Australian Fashion Labels designers at 6pm. If that’s not enough, the AFF concierge will also be giving away prizes throughout the evening and taking photos with an AFF styled luxury vehicle from Mercedes-Benz Adelaide.

5pm – 8pm Friday October 23

Norwood Fashion and Design Market
Between runways and indie pop, there will be over 100 stalls for you to wander through at Norwood’s fashion and design market. From 11am you’ll be able to nab anything from clothing, jewellery or shoes to accessories and homewares. Whether you’re a shopper, a business looking for fresh products, or you just want to be part of the festival vibe, this street market has you covered.

11am Sunday October 25

Chittleborough Lane Designer Market
If you make your way over to Chittleborough Lane, the all-day designer market will kick your shopping cravings, showcasing only the most innovative and original local designers and retailers. Don’t expect any judge-y vibes because this event is designed to reflect the relaxed streetwear and beachy surrounds. For those of you with $30 to spare, buy a ticket to the sunset runway event leading on from this all-day market. It’s going to be spectacular. 

11am – 7pm Saturday October 24

A Night Of Fashion Preview

Saturday night will see the fash pack heading down to North Terrace. From 7.30pm the Mercedes-Benz Adelaide black carpet will be open to the public to take some happy snaps at the pop-up fashion mecca. Later in the night, the public will see a sneak preview of the sold out event ‘A Night Of Fashion,’ presented by Honda and Clique Mag. Models will take to the black carpet and showcase a range of the season’s latest styles. Make sure you tag your pics with #2015AFF for your chance to win two tickets to Paolo Sebastian’s runway show.

7:30pm Saturday October 24

Check out all the other AFF events here.


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