Your guide to Adelaide’s Biggest Shopping Weekend

ADL Fashion Week is right around the corner, with the city set to transform into a vibrant fashion hub for four days this October 6-9. From live stylist sessions to catwalks, fashion-focused degustations and incredible shopping offers, there’s an array of events, activations and deals to explore at Adelaide’s biggest shopping weekend.

We’ve rounded up some of the best offers, pop-ups and activations spanning Rundle Mall and Rundle Street so you can see, shop and play along the busy strip.

Rundle Mall Pop-Ups

Explore the fabric of the city and the South Australian fashion scene with a curation of immersive and interactive popping-up during the four-day event. Live DJs will be along the city strip, soundtracking your fashion-filled afternoon.

R.M Williams Hut

A travelling workshop tributing the fashion legacy of R.M Williams and the craftspeople behind the beloved brand will be setting up in front of Sportscraft across the weekend.

October 7 – 11am to 8pm
October 8 – 10am to 5pm
October 9 – 11am to 5pm

Catwalk Course by Spendless

Who doesn’t love a cheeky game of mini golf? Putt-putt in style at Spendless this weekend and potentially win a gift card to spend at the shoe store. Spendless is located in James Place.

October 6 – 9am to 5pm
October 7 – 9am to 9pm
October 8 – 9am to 5pm

The Wolf Gang

Loved local label The Wolf Gang is offering exclusive offers, personal styling tips and a gift with purchase this weekend to fashion lovers. Meet The Wolf Gang’s Founder and Creative Director while perusing the colourful clothes in-store at Stephens Place.

October 7 – 9am to 9pm
October 8 – 9am to 5pm
October 9 – 11am to 5pm

Lobster & Co

The famed Lobster & Co pop-up restaurant is making its way to Adelaide’s CBD, serving lobster rolls and tipples of bubbles to guests of the airstream-style caravan. Indulge a little this weekend and visit the vintage van parked outside Gawler Place Canopy.

October 7 – 12pm to 9pm
October 8 – 12pm to 5pm
October 9 – 12pm to 5pm

Rundle Street Up Late

Rundle Street Up Late (free) is the chance for shoppers to stay up fashionably late and explore the East End’s growing designer offerings. The Up Late After Party will follow, keeping late-night fashion lovers entertained as AFW weekend kicks off. Iconic South Australian winery, Bird in Hand, partners perfectly with the premium retail offering stretching Rundle Street.

Kicking off at 4pm, retailers such as VIKTORIA AND WOODS, Aje., SUBTYPE, Carla Zampatti and Daisy Says will be serving Bird in Hand Sparkling in-store whilst shoppers enjoy bespoke fashion experiences and exclusive shopping offers such as:

Daisy Says:
Peruse the latest spring collection with 30% off storewide and meet the designers all while enjoying bubbles, beats and some fun surprises.

Leonard Street:
See the new Spring 2022 collection with a complimentary glass of bubbles, Instagram moments and the chance to win a $500 voucher, as well as personalised styling sessions in-store.

Off Duty Store:
Hosted by fashion stylist Lauren Dilena, enjoy a complimentary night of fashion, fun, sparkling and styling tips focused on elevating your everyday wardrobe. Special guest, Jacquie Arnold, designer & founder of Adelaide jewellery brand We Are Ever will be in-store also.

With every attendee going in the draw to win a $1,000 Off Duty Wardrobe, and the first 50 through the door will receive a gift bag.

The Style Capsule:
Bubbles will be served while customers shop and view live mannequins in the windows featuring new spring summer designs.

Crowne Plaza will host the official afterparty from 6:00pm; welcoming guests with a complimentary Bird in Hand beverage on arrival. The pool deck will set the scene for a night of revelry and good beats and the perfect end to a day of shopping.

Rundle Mall Activations

Myer Centre Giftorium

Spend over $150 in the Myer Centre and receive a free gift bag on October 7 and 8 between 11am and 3pm. The goodie bags are filled with lovely surprises, including MAC lipsticks, MECCA facemasks, LUSH bath bombs and a gift card to use in the centre. Collect your gift bag from the Giftorium when you show the staff proof of purchase. 

Rundle Mall Plaza

Shop the sales at Rundle Mall Plaza, with some of the best stores in the CBD hosting epic deals across the weekend. Travel to Level One of the Plaza, snap a photo in front of the fabulous fashion wall with your new, shiny purchases and go in the draw to win a $100 Rundle Mall Plaza fashion voucher. All entries must tag @rundlemallplaza. 

Rundle Place

Some of SA’s leading fashion stylists – Lauren Dilena, Zena Najar and Michelle Beltrame – are giving Rundle Place fashion lovers tips and tricks to elevate individual personal style during one-on-one styling sessions this weekend. Each session costs $30 and is worth more than $200!
Book Now.

Myer Centre

Fresh beats and fruity mocktails will be at Myer Adelaide this Friday and Saturday. Listen to live DJs set up in the shopping centre and sip on a complimentary mocktail between 5pm and 8pm on October 7 and 12pm and 3pm on October 8. 

Fashion Suite

Meet local designers and visit some of your fashion favourites at the AFW Fashion Suite’s at Stephens Place and near Lovisa. The activation is the chance for fashion-lovers to immerse themselves in the vibrancy and diversity of SA’s industry, with the opportunity to chat with, meet and learn from designers, models and more.

Fashion Suite 1: Stephens Place

Friday October 7

Gerard McCabe: Design jewellery and learn about creating bespoke pieces from the Design Director at Gerard McCabe. Discuss your favourite trends while they do a live-demonstration design of your dream piece.
Katya Komarova: Learn how to build a bag with leading accessory designer Katya Komarova and customise your own unique bag design.
Nowa The Label: See a live photoshoot for Nowa The Label, shop their latest styles and collect a gift card to use in-store at Nowa The Label in James Place.

Saturday October 8

Gallery 33: See and shop an array of accessories featuring Aboriginal Art from artists across the country.
L’Occitane: Visit the pop-up store and indulge in a personalised skin consultation and hand spa service.
Nowa The Label: See a live photoshoot for Nowa The Label, shop their latest styles and collect a gift card to use in-store at Nowa The Label in James Place.

Sunday October 9

Orchard Bookshop: Peruse the latest novels and fashion-focused books at the pop-up Orchard Bookshop Fashion Suite and receive a discount to spend in-store.

Fashion Suite 2: Near Lovisa

Friday October 7

Es Una: Summer is almost here, and to help us beat the rays, Es Una has made a line of UPF50+ fashion. Shop the range of tops, bottoms and dresses ready-to-wear over bathers at the Es Una pop-up.
MJ Bale Menswear: Receive 20 percent off your shopping and enter the chance to win a Blue Label suit or a gift box.
KU Arts: Shop and see the array of modern sportswear and bush skirts.
Sustainable Clothing Co: Find pre-loved and vintage fashion from the 80s, 90s and Y2K, as well as other SA-made labels and accessories at the Sustainable Clothing Co Fashion Suite.

Saturday October 8

Serafina Boutique: Discover how to express your individual style with an express stylist session with Bec Lenthall.
Derma Department: Receive a $20 discount to use in-store, meet local designers and peruse the latest best-selling fashion.
Daisy Says: Meet the designers behind beloved SA brand Daisy Says, shop the latest fashion and homewares and enter the chance to win a $100 gift card to use in-store.

Sunday October 9

Katya Komarova: Learn how to build a bag with leading accessory designer Katya Komarova and customise your own unique bag design.
Daisy Says: Meet the designers behind beloved SA brand Daisy Says, shop the latest fashion and homewares and enter the chance to win a $100 gift card to use in-store.

Stay in the loop with the latest ADL Fashion Week news online here. Follow ADL Fashion Week on Instagram here.

Meet the Future Faces of Fashion

Meet the future faces of fashion: they’re bold, brave and breaking into South Australia’s industry with energy and style.

Now, perhaps more than ever before, the spotlight is set on emerging South Australian fashion talent. We’re producing some of the best in the country, with many landing career-starting internships and building their own successful brands post-graduation. Kick-starting the journey for many is the renowned Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion), which is an industry-focused degree delivered in partnership with TAFE SA and Flinders University.

The three-year course marries practical experience with the tools needed to succeed in fashion. Lessons in pattern making, garment construction and design are taught alongside marketing and fashion history classes, providing students with skills, opportunities and pathways into an industry that is often hard to crack.

We spoke to four recent graduates about their career ambitions, industry challenges and how their studies have shaped their entry into the fast-paced world of fashion


Describe your label in five words.

Flirty, quirky, artistic, colourful and bold.

What was the inspiration behind your graduate collection?

I saw a tutorial for pom poms on Pinterest and loved it – that’s when I knew I wanted to use them in my collection. The whole collection flowed from the pom poms, including the colour scheme, shapes and silhouettes.

How have your studies at TAFE SA prepared you for a career in the industry?

I loved the degree as I was surrounded by like-minded peers and lecturers who have worked in the industry. I hadn’t sewed much and didn’t know much about the industry when I started. Now I know there are so many other opportunities in fashion besides designing. The third year was my favourite as we could be as creative as we wanted yet always had the support of the lecturers. Since graduating, I’ve had a few lecturers help me with the launch of my brand.

How will you make your mark in the Australian fashion industry?

With love and lots of colour. I want my love of colour and print to be all over Australia.

How do you think emerging designers are overcoming obstacles in the fashion industry?

The fashion industry [has the potential]to be very isolating, but I’ve had the amazing opportunity of becoming a part of an initiative called The Fashion Est. The designers I share the space with are supportive and I love the little family we’ve become. We bounce ideas off each other and can always ask for advice.




Describe your label in five words.

Feminine, elegant, sophisticated, confident and alluring.

What was the inspiration behind your final graduate collection?

Citrus Sun was influenced by the Amalfi Coast. Lemon trees are found along the crystal blue coastline, which inspired me to paint the watercolour lemon floral print featured throughout my collection. My label, Zetii, is a resort wear brand reflecting warm summer days with modern-day romance.

What does the future of Australia’s fashion industry look like to you?

I would love to see the future of Australia’s fashion industry become less reliant on off-shore production. We have an incredible amount of talent in our country, and I hope Australia continues to develop and support its local fashion footprint.

How have your studies at TAFE SA prepared you for a career in the industry?

I didn’t have any experience with a sewing machine before my enrolment at TAFE SA. Pattern making was a crucial technique that we learned, and essential computer skills required for design are also a skill that I [now] use daily at my current workplace. I’m very grateful for my time at TAFE SA and Flinders University; [for me, it has] led to a Fashion Design Internship with Australian Fashion Group, Keepsake the Label.

Who would you credit as your biggest fashion inspiration?

Both of my grandmothers are my biggest fashion inspirations. They both worked at Hodders Furriers in the Adelaide Arcade in the 60s. My grandmas have always dressed with style and have incredible sewing skills. I think they undeniably influenced my interest in fashion.



Describe your label in five words.

Modern, timeless, sophisticated, imaginative and elegant.

What was the inspiration behind your graduate collection?

My graduate collection, La Fleur Éternelle (The Eternal Flower) Spring/Summer 22, was inspired by the florals from my garden. The collection centres around organic shape, dimension and movement, and finding a balance between imperfection and beauty.

Why did you decide on a career in fashion?

I was drawn to fashion as it is a way to build my confidence and express who I am. Working in fashion gives me the opportunity to help others feel empowered and beautiful, so they too can have the freedom to express their unique style, personality and beauty.

How have your studies at TAFE SA prepared you for a career in the industry?

TAFE SA has taught me everything I need for my fashion career – from the creative process of designing to the technical aspect of sewing and pattern making.

How do you plan to carve out your own niche in fashion?

I plan on getting as much experience as possible by working for other amazing designers and brands. After this, I plan on focusing on creating my own brand, starting locally and online.



Describe the style of your label in five words.

Cool, classic, modern, timeless and chic.

You’ve just graduated and have already been featured in Vanity Fair UK. How does it feel?

It was honestly so crazy to be featured in Vanity Fair UK. I had manifested featuring in a magazine for my fashion designs, and then they somehow stumbled upon me!

What was the inspiration behind your graduate collection?

I had designed a completely different collection at first but changed it all before the pattern making and sewing started. I’m glad I did! My idea was to design something cool, simple and timeless.

How have your studies at TAFE SA prepared you for a career in the industry?

The TAFE SA course was very hands on and being taught by lecturers who have worked in the industry was highly beneficial.

What does the future of Australia’s fashion industry look like to you?

I hope more fashion brands incorporate slow fashion, decrease landfill and reduce clothing production. The next generation is more conscious of climate change and slow fashion is becoming more mainstream.

How do you plan to carve out your niche in the Australian fashion industry?

With LIAN BY LIAN, I plan to keep my production numbers small – I don’t like the idea of overproducing. I’d also love to incorporate my Malaysian background into my designs.


Course Specs:

The dual-award course delivers the TAFE SA Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising [MST50119] co-currently with the Flinders University Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion).

Duration: Three years full-time
Prerequisites: None
Delivered: At the TAFE SA Adelaide City campus.
SATAC Code: 224901
Applications are now open for 2023.
To view the full range of fashion courses offered at TAFE SA visit

International Model Returns Home to Adelaide

After a successful stint on the British modelling circuit, and a past life as a real-life rocker, Harmony Boucher has landed back in Adelaide.

How were you discovered?

I was discovered in the UK after my music manager sent my photos to Models 1 in London. Julien Miachon [director and founder of Heroes Models] saw my picture and immediately claimed me!

You’re obviously an accomplished model now, but you’re also a musician – tell us about that. What sort of music do you play?

I was in a band for seven years; [we were] compared to bands like Nine Inch Nails – loud, noisy and giant melodies. I now make cute little folky pop songs!

Your androgynous look has landed you some big jobs, including walking for Gucci menswear. What was that experience like?

It was incredible. To get to spend a week in Milan being fitted and having outfits created specifically for me was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Also being one of the first ever girls to walk in a Gucci menswear show was an opportunity I will never forget.

What about other career highlights?

I have worked with some amazing photographers and creatives; highlights would have to be shooting the main fashion stories with [photographer] Steven Meisel for Vogue America and Vogue Italia. I was lucky enough to work with [photographer] Nick Knight, [hair stylist] Sam McKnight and [MUA] Pat McGrath early on in my career, which taught me so much about fashion.

You walked in the Camilla show at last year’s Melbourne Fashion Week. The show was an incredible showcase of diversity in fashion, what did it mean for you to be part of this parade?

It was such a beautiful show that Deni [Todorovic, Fashion Director] and their team put together. The atmosphere, both during the show and backstage, was different to anything I’ve ever experienced. I felt safe and seen and encouraged to have fun. Which I did!

What did that experience tell you about the future of fashion in this country?

The future of fashion is the great unknown. I do feel that with the internet there are so many new designers emerging through non-traditional means. I believe we will continue to see fashion become non-binary and I hope that we will also have new designers working with new sustainable materials.

As a side-step to modelling and music, you were recently involved in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – tell me about this.

I have been involved in entertainment from a young age and not always as a performer. I love the inner workings of production and have been a show and events producer for many years. I was producing events from a young age with my family’s theatre company and putting on shows for the many bands I was involved with over the years. I love helping artists’ visions come to life and creating joyful immersive experiences through entertainment.

You were born in Adelaide, grew up in the north east of England and later lived in London – and now you’re back. What brings you home?

After two decades traveling overseas my immediate family has begun moving back here, [so] I have come back to help my sisters renovate their new places and spend time getting to know my nieces and nephews. I have also recently signed on with local agency, The Models!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

With any luck, I’ll be following the sun in a motorhome or tiny house I’ve renovated, whilst helping to organise sustainable, inclusive events Australia-wide.

Image: Gucci Menswear

What’s On at ADL Fashion Week

ADL Fashion Week kicks off this spring, celebrating South Australia’s fashion industry across a four-day, jam-packed program. The inaugural event, taking place in the Adelaide CBD this October 6-9, shines a light on local talent while providing a place for creatives and shoppers to enjoy the diversity of SA’s fashion scene.

The new festival has a curated line-up of events, in-store experiences, and incredible shopping offers. Here’s the South Australian Style guide to the hottest events at ADL Fashion Week:

ADL Fashion Week Launch Lunch | October 6

Celebrate the launch of ADL Fashion Week with a long lunch at Fishbank this October 6. The afternoon features a curated program of live entertainment, bespoke fashion moments and a portrait pop-up station. Enjoy freshly-shucked oysters on arrival before the exclusive launch party unfolds. Tickets cost $150, with the lunch starting at midday.

Buy Tickets Here.

90 Years of R.M Williams: A Life’s Journey | October 6

Celebrate nine decades of the iconic South Australian brand R.M Williams at an exclusive evening this October 6. Enjoy a five-course dinner at Sôl Rooftop, paired perfectly with Penfolds wine, and learn about the R.M Williams legacy in an intimate Q+A with Head of Product Development Scott Faulder. Tickets cost $250, with the event starting at 6:30pm.

Buy Tickets Here.

Style Sessions in Rundle Place | October 7-9

Some of South Australia’s leading fashion stylists – Lauren Dilena, Zena Najar and Michelle Beltrame – are collaborating to give fashion lovers insider tips and tricks to elevate your personal style in a one-on-one 90-minute styling session this ADL Fashion Week. Unfolding in Rundle Place, enjoy a private consultation with one of the stylists, outline your wardrobe goals, and hit the shops at the premier fashion destination. Each session costs only $30 to book and is valued at $250. There’s never been a better time to refresh your wardrobe than during Adelaide’s biggest shopping event!

Book Now

The Art of Fashion | October 8

South Australia’s fashion landscape is home to dozens of diverse designers, creatives and industry experts. Raise a glass to those marking a mark in the fashion world at the ADL Fashion Week event, The Art of Fashion. Hosted at the Art Gallery of South Australia, enjoy an exclusive showcase from some of the state’s most loved designers, drinks and dancing under the stars. Designers include Paolo Sebastian, couture+love+madness and Acler. Tickets cost $150.

Buy tickets here.

The Style Capsule – Style at Sea Launch Lunch | October 8

Join The Style Capsule at the launch of their spring/summer range ‘Style at Sea’ with a long lunch hosted at Yiasou George this October 8. See a showcase of the latest Valente The Label collection – designed by Lisa Ranieri – and an interactive styling session with Adelaide’s own Lauren Dilena. Then, enjoy a three-course menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes prepared by Yiasou George and a goodie bag. Tickets cost $85, with the event starting at midday.

Buy Tickets Here.

Adelaide Film Festival Presents: Fashion Reimagined | October 9

The Adelaide Film Festival coincides with ADL Fashion Week, with Palace Nova Cinemas in the east end hosting an exclusive event and Q+A for the South Australian premiere of Fashion Reimagined. The documentary follows British fashion designer Amy Powney (Mother of Pearl) and her journey in creating a sustainable collection from “field to finished garment”, transforming the way we understand fashion.

After the film, enjoy a live Q+A discussion panel with the designers behind local, sustainable labels autark (Sophia McMahon) and Sunset Lover (Melanie Flintoft) to talk about the future of South Australia’s slow fashion scene. Tickets cost $25, with the pre-screening red carpet starting at 3:30pm.

Buy Tickets Here.

Fashion Illustration Workshop at Fashion Est | October 9

Learn from leading fashion illustration artist and the ever-fabulous Petar Prodanvoić in a workshop session hosted at North Adelaide’s new boutique, Fashion Est. Prodanvoić is renowned for his detailed drawings of the latest fashion, design and accessories – and guests of the event will be carefully guided by him as they transform one of his blank illustrations. Enjoy a morning of fashion and fun, drawing, a complimentary brunch and sparking wine for $99. No drawing skills required!  

Find out more.

High Tea with Cielo | October 9

A European high tea will charm ADL Festival Week attendees in one of the city’s premier shopping destinations, Adelaide Arcade. The high tea, to be presented by the new tearoom Cielo, will showcase local produce and fashion. There’ll be a showcase by Alexandra Lingerie and a fashion moment by Keepsake the Label, with the high tea including scones, canapes, cheeses, tea and Howards Vineyard sparkling wine. Tickets cost $95.

Find out more.

Stay in the loop with the latest ADL Fashion Week news online here. Follow ADL Fashion Week on Instagram here.

Trends to Live By

Wishart Jewellers have been in business for nearly 70 years, hand-crafting timeless jewellery pieces that last a lifetime.

The third generational family-owned and operated business prides itself on providing quality design, craftsmanship and customer service. But, they’re also ahead of the game with the latest trending styles – helping you find your forever ring that’s personal yet timeless.

We asked co-owner Daniel Wishart for some expert advice on the latest ring trends this spring:

Coloured Stones

Coloured stones marry stunning simplicity with a vibrant edge as the colour of the metal and diamonds complement the hue of the centrepiece gem. “Coloured stones are making a huge comeback,” says Daniel. “I love them (and always have).”

A long list of Royals don coloured stones in their engagement rings, wedding bands and day-to-day jewellery. Kate Middleton’s engagement ring – and previously, Princess Diana’s – is a Ceylon sapphire set, surrounded by white gold and solitaire diamonds, and Megan Markle wears a cushion cut yellow diamond.

Our pick? The 18ct white gold aquamarine and diamond ring from Wishart is a favourite (pictured above). Otherwise, we fancy the hand-crafted 18c yellow 6-claw gold diamond engagement ring ($RRP $13,250).

Diamond Clusters

Diamond clusters not only look beautiful, but they help boost the overall appearance of your ring, enhancing the size and letting the centre stone shine. For diamond clusters, Daniel recommends choosing an oval or pear shape cut for the centrepiece.

“They look fantastic. This would be one of my top requests for engagement rings,” says Daniel. “These styles are influenced by designers in the USA.”

Wedding Bands

While classic cuts will always hold a place in jewellery design, Daniel says that people have begun to shy away from simple wedding bands in favour of carved shapes and stacked styles. Brides routinely seek mixed metal shades and differing diamond shapes to stack their engagement and wedding ring. 

“These are not your standard round diamonds,” says Daniel. “[The trend] comes from people trying new styles against their engagement ring.”

Since 1953, the Glenelg-based jewellers have offered a personalised service for those searching for innovative design, quality cuts and craftsmanship. While the luxe level of jewellery speaks for itself, the Wishart team has more than 150 combined years of experience – so you know you’re working with some of the industry’s best. 

Find Wishart Jewellers at 103 Jetty Road, Glenelg 
08 8295 1345

Engagement Ring Trends

Coloured stones, fancy cut diamonds and vintage-inspired designs are back – the experts at Mazzucchelli’s Jewellers tell us what we need to know about the very latest in engagement ring trends.

Triology Designs

The trilogy setting is back, celebrating past, present and future. De Beers Forever mark are the creators of a selection of spectacular multi-diamond rings that you will love. Every Forever mark diamond undergoes a journey of rigorous selection, which is why less than one percent of the world’s diamonds receive a Forever mark inscription. Every
diamond is inscribed with a promise that is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced.

Coloured Stones

Coloured gemstones aren’t going anywhere. Timeless, elegant and elaborate, the iconic blue sapphire, which is a symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love, is perfectly paired with diamonds in The Vera Wang Love collection, available exclusively at Mazzucchelli’s.


Don’t have a sentimental heirloom piece that’s been handed down? Don’t worry, you can get that same classic antique-style by choosing an elegant vintage-inspired ring. Mazzucchelli’s exclusive Halo Collection brings together modern designs with a vintage twist –each piece has also been responsibly sourced and is GIA certified.

Fancy Cut Diamonds

Fancy cut diamonds make a statement. The ring shape you select says a lot about you. Round brilliant cut rings appeal to those who are sentimental, oval cuts are perfect for on-trend brides, princess cut appeals to a modern bride, pear cuts embrace femininity and are ideal for those who want to stand out from the crowd, while emerald cuts signify a strong, bold personality.

Stacked Bands

Fashion-forward brides are getting in on the jewellery stacking trend. Mazzucchelli’s have a beautiful selection of delicately crafted wedding bands and stackable rings to complement your special engagement ring (like this solitaire engagement ring from their Promise collection).


A gleaming platinum band is the perfect complement to a shining diamond, but its lustre isn’t the only reason it remains so popular. Mazzucchelli’s beautifully designed, aristocracy-inspired Royale collection features higher settings and every piece is filled with brilliance, fire and scintillation. Every piece also has its own unique stamp, with a secret ruby embedded on the shank.

Find out more about choosing the perfect forever ring in the latest issue of South Australian Style online or in print. Visit a Mazzucchelli’s near you to see their stunning stock in store, or or book an appointment with a diamonds expert here. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

ADL Fashion Week Arrives this October

The inaugural ADL Fashion Week (AFW) programme has launched! Across four days, Adelaide will celebrate SA’s ever-growing, talented fashion scene with events stretching the CBD from October 6-9.

The newest annual festival, delivered by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA), will feature a curated program of events that’ll place a spotlight on South Australian fashion as we move into the spring/summer season.

Rundle Mall, and various other locations, will come alive as Adelaide transforms into a city-wide party for local shoppers, designers and fashion labels. Home to some of the biggest brands, Rundle Mall is expected to act as the main hub of activity during the festival, with entertainment, free experiences and events for city-goers.

From homegrown designers to some of the world’s most iconic brands, shoppers can discover the latest looks at AFW events and take advantage of some of the best from city stores as part of the year’s biggest shopping event.

Kicking off October 6, the Thursday launch event will be a ticketed lunch at Fishbank. Bespoke fashion moments and a live showcase will unfold, with key SA designers heading up the afternoon.

To celebrate 90 years of iconic South Australian brand R.M.Williams, Sôl Rooftop at SkyCity will host an intimate dinner with an exclusive Q&A with R.M.Williams Head of Product Development and TAFE SA alum Scott Faulder.

“It’s great to see fashion celebrated in the city once again,” says Faulder. “R.M.Williams is a homegrown, internationally recognised brand, and I look forward to sharing industry insights over an intimate dinner at Sôl Rooftop.”

On Saturday, partake in an immersive workshop with new North Adelaide store Fashion Est and the South Australian Industry Association (SAFIA) or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia for the inaugural SA Designer Showcase: The Art of Fashion. The highly-anticipated evening event will celebrate emerging, ready-to-wear, and haute couture designers.

Other key events include Rundle Street Up Late on Friday and collaboration with this year’s Adelaide Film Festival. The film festival will showcase the South Australian premiere of Fashion Reimagined at Palace Nova, with a Q+A panel featuring Melanie Flintoft (Sunset Lover) and Sophia McMahon (autark).

AFW will celebrate fashion as a creative expression, a thriving retail sector, and a key economic contributor, developed in collaboration with industry experts across the fashion sector.

Tickets go on sale from September 5 at 9am for the two launch events (October 6), with more events to be announced shortly.

With so much anticipation around the event, tickets are expected to go quickly so fashion lovers are encouraged to get in early!

Find out more online here.

What to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Ring

The team at Gerard McCabe share the top five things couples need to consider when choosing their forever rings.


You will want your wedding ring to sit perfectly alongside your engagement ring, so this should be top of mind when deciding on your design. The rings don’t necessarily need to match, but we do recommend matching the metal, style and diamond quality to achieve a beautiful bridal ring set that looks like it was made to be together. Brides should also consider whether they would like to fit an eternity ring on the other side of their engagement ring down the track.


We suggest starting the wedding ring design process four to six months before your wedding day. Most of our wedding band stake between two and eight weeks to manufacture andt hey are all made to order.

Classic Diamonds or Coloured Gems?

If you want to add a splash of colour to your wedding ring, pink sapphires, blue sapphires and rubies will never disappoint. Our settings are built to last the test of time and meticulously crafted in 18-carat yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum. Classic diamond rings have also been reinvented with the resurgence of emerald, pear and oval-cuts.

Men’s Rings

More men are breaking with tradition and choosing interesting metals, unique designs and diamonds in their ring designs. Consider rose gold, platinum or tantalum to personalize the colour of your ring, then embellish with stylish and modern textures. We encourage men to take their time, try on lots of options and select a style that suits them.

Restoration or Remodelling

For those who are lucky enough to have a family heirloom piece that has been handed down, our team of experienced jewellery restoration specialists can turn your ‘something old’ into something really special. Or, consider our Bespoke Design service to remodel a family jewel into your wedding band or even earrings or a necklace to wear on the day.

In trusted hands

Gerard McCabe recently won the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Designer of Dreams award for the Engagement and Wedding Ring Jewellery category. To qualify for this national award, a business must achieve a customer satisfaction rating over95 percent for four years running, derived from real customer reviews via the ABIA platform.

The New Romantic

Intricately detailed flowing fabrics, overskirts, high necklines and a daring dash of colour, this season’s brides are having a fashion moment.

Alexis George A-Line beaded lace gown and veil, POA; 9ct white gold 5 round and 4 marquise cut diamond stacker ring, $1900, 18ct white gold bezel set 0.50ct diamond slider on trace chain (50cm), $5130, and 18ct white gold diamond set tennis bracelet, $12,000
Alexis George multi layered Italian tulle full skirt, POA; 18ct white gold 4 claw diamond studs, $4850, 9ct white gold chain with 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond pendant, $2360, and Autore South Sea white pearl bracelet on stretch thread, $1340 
 Alexis George hand beaded gown, POA; 18ct white gold 5 row pave set diamond ladies dress ring, $9885, and 18ct white gold diamond set day and night hoop earrings, $5895
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore rose silk taffeta gown, $POA; Adelaide Hatters net headpiece, POA; 18ct white gold bezelset diamond bracelet, $5090, and 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond drop earrings, $2055
Alexis George slim strapless gown with detachable overskirt, POA; 18ct white gold 4 claw diamond studs, $4850, and Autore strand of white, yellow and grey South Sea pearls, $6980
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore floral butter rose embordered tulle gown, POA; 18ct two-tone 7 diamond ring, $7485,18ct yellow gold open twisted diamond set ring, $2695, 9ct yellow gold diamond set marquise shaped hoop earrings, $3230, and 18ct yellow gold diamond slider on chain, $1075 
Atelier Milano Dolce Vita sheer beaded gown, POA; Sylvy Earl Dandelion headpiece, $199; 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond stud earrings, $6960, and 18ct white gold pave set wedding ring, $4350
Atelier Milano Dolce Amore crystal beaded bodice with lace gown, POA; Tony Bianco Mylo clear vinylite/skin heels, $219.95; 18ct rose gold ornate morganite and diamond halo ring, $3500,18ct rose gold
diamond set open cross over ring, $3075, and 18ct rose gold morganite and diamond long drop earrings, $4795 
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore pink Calais lace gown with sequin overlay, POA; 18ct rose gold morganite and diamond ring, $7025,18ct rose gold split share claw diamond wedding ring, $2990, and 18ct rose gold diamond set necklet circle of life, $2485 

Dressed by Atelier Milano + Alexis George

Jewellery by Wishart Jewellers

Photography: Gretl Watson-Blazewicz

Stylist: Mirella Romano

Stylist’s Assistant: Josh Flinn

HMUA: Crystal Terreu

Event Stylist: The Stylist’s Guide

Florals: Adelaide Flower House

Talent: Isabella House @ The Models

Location: The Station Kapunda

Fashion for a Good Cause

Shop the latest trends for a good cause this winter with boutique, The Style Capsule raising funds for charity this season. 

The popular Rundle Street store is hosting a fashion runway fundraiser for the Butterfly Foundation, showcasing the latest Valente The Label launch in-store on July 1. 

Having just relocated, The Style Capsule is taking the opportunity to welcome guests to an intimate event while supporting the charity close to their hearts. The event will be hosted by stylist Lauren Dilena, with only 50 tickets available for the exclusive catwalk. 

“The Butterfly Foundation is an important charity to me, and any chance to raise money for them is a great opportunity,” says Valente The Label owner, Lisa Ranieri. 

“Valente The Label has been around since 2019, but wanting to celebrate diversity in fashion never dies.”

Valente the Label collections focus on empowerment through power dressing, using block colours and bold cuts to create a look that embodies confidence. The brand was born from Lisa’s desire to represent a wide range of sizes, with every collection stocked from sizes 4 to 18.

The Butterfly Foundation supports individuals who struggle with body image and eating disorders, addressing issues that affect over 1 million Australians.

Gold tickets are priced at $30, including a front-row seat, welcome drive and a gift bag. 

All funds from tickets sold for the fundraiser fashion parade will go to the Butterfly Foundation alongside proceeds from various raffle draws. Currently, $5 from every Valente the Label purchase will be donated to the charity.

Further fashion walking the catwalk include Misha, SNDYS, Madison, Lexi and Style State. The July event is the perfect chance to find your favourite winter ‘fit for a good cause. 

Find The Style Capsule at 254 Rundle Street, Adelaide. The Fashion Fundraiser begins at 7pm, July 1. Buy your tickets here.