The Vogue Australia team together with Naysla Edwards, vice president of brand, marketing and member experience, American Express; Lord Mayor Clover Moore; and industry VIPs officially launched the event. It was the first time back for the shopping night since Covid interrupted proceedings and the shopping experience went online.
With its central hub in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall, the 2022’s Fashion’s Night Out celebration kicked off with a live performance from Australian artist and DJ, KLP and featured runway shows that platformed the best Australian fashion has to offer.
Along with the live runways, exclusive shopping offers, giveaways, entertainment and in-store experiences, throughout the night, shoppers also enjoyed dance performances and a Dress for Success masterclass with Kathryn Eisman, host of Undressed and Vogue Australia’s deputy editor Jessica Montague.
The Vogue American Express Runway took over Pitt Street Mall and then became shoppable via vogue.com.au. Showcasing a number of looks from favourite Australian designers and retailers, such as Aje, Oroton, Bianca Spender, Country Road, Camilla and Marc, and many more, the event provided a generous dose of inspiration for the summer ahead, whatever the occasion.
Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out came to an end with a farewell dinner courtesy of Bird in Hand, the South Australian winemaker that “enjoys some of the best conditions on earth” to grow its wine grapes, according to founder Andrew Nugent.
Vogue.com.au reported the candlelit dinner was hosted by the brand on Thursday, October 20, as a mix of stylists, editors, designers and creatives mingled, chattered and ate.
Long tables decked in florals, and the wine flowed. Among the intimate crowd were stalwarts of the Sydney fashion scene, from Nadia Fairfax, to Elle Ferguson, to Aje’s Edwina Forest. Three courses were served on In the Roundhouse plates, while guests sipped on Bird in Hand’s new 2020 “O” sparkling release and a Woodside/Tasmania Riesling.