Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Cham Cham a go go

A stellar line up at the Chambord Shine Awards was on display on Wednesday the 19th November with 10 designers selected by French liqueur Chambord to create one of pieces for auction with all proceeds going to the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer charity.

Antipodium, Friedrich Gray and Romance Was Born were in the mix alongside designers including Jessie Hill and winner Carl Kapp.

Chambord spared no expense with Cham Cham martinis and champagne cocktails as well as the most delicious cheesecake we've ever tasted! Fun and charitable we enjoyed the community spirit amongst the 10 designers who all put their own signature spin on the Chambord brief to create their one off dress.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Geoffrey J. Finch wins SOYA Award

Geoffrey J. Finch of Antipodium was named the fashion winner of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards.

The SOYA Awards honour young talent under 30 in the areas of music, photography, film, industrial design and visual arts along with fashion and aim to provide mentors who are leaders in the field. Nominees for fashion this year also included Dion Lee and Reiss Radvanyi.

The very modest Finch was presented with a mentorship from Peter Morrissey, $5000 as well as $5000 worth of travel with Qantas. The voucher would have come in handy as Finch jetted to London the next day to start work on the spring summer collection to be shown at next years Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.

This is a double whammy for Little Hero as last year's winner was Ben Pollitt of Friedrich Gray (pictured above with Geoffrey J. Finch).