Adelaide Fashion Festival’s Spotlight on Light Square

The Festival State strikes again.

Perhaps this is biased as a through and through Adelaidian, but it seems that ‘The Festival State’ is getting trendier and trendier by the month. October is certainly no exception, with the eighth annual Adelaide Fashion Festival (AFF) being held from 22-25 October 2015. Sponsored by Mercedes Benz-Adelaide, the festival aims to showcase both established and up-and-coming South Australian designers, as well as exhibit the best of SA’s photography, food, wine, hair and make-up artists.

In this eighth year, under the new management of Events South Australia, the festival is being promoted to the international stage, thereby highlighting the best of Adelaide’s fashion talent to a wider audience and growing our fashion industry.

With only days to go, the excitement surrounding the event has escalated with the announcement of AFF’s new premier partner, Palladium on Light. The Palladium Apartments, situated at 69 Light Square, is a beautifully architecturally designed building, inclusive of 63 apartments and 18 stories. In the new and most interesting quadrant of the city, Light Square is the perfectly stylish surrounding to emphasise the innovative creativity of South Australians.


Light Square & Palladium on Light Apartments. Image:

The apartment block, with extensive views from the sea to the city will be the elegant backdrop to the Couture Culture Show, to be held on Saturday 24 October at 2pm. The stunning apartment setting is the perfect partnership for the festival. Tessa Moorfield, Development Manager of Palladium on Light, states that they are “focused on… [designing] homes that not only look sensational, but feel incredible”, which in essence is every fashion designer’s goal.

Accessories Queen, and feature designer in the 2015 AFF Couture Culture Show, Tiff Manuell, has produced gorgeous garments especially for the event. The unique crop tops and full length skirts are perfectly playful, and boast similar patterns to those on her much beloved colourful clutches and neck pieces.


Tiff Manuell designer accessories. Image:

The Couture Culture Show (tickets starting at $30) is one of many features in the 2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival. Other exciting headlines include: ‘Connecting with China Workshop at Electra House’ (tickets $35) and ‘The Fashion Insiders Breakfast at Jamie’s Kitchen’ (tickets $65).

Unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw this weekend and zip into your favourite spring outfit to attend and be inspired by the Adelaide Fashion Festival 2015. If not to gawk at the clothes, go just to inhale Adelaide’s trendiness because a reminder of how rad your city really is never hurts.

For further information, the 2015 program and ticket purchases, visit:

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