Eye of the Hawk


Golden girl Jennifer Hawkins is putting her midas touch on the Adelaide Fashion Festival. The 2004 Miss Universe is the face of Myer which has come of board as a sponsor of the five-day festival, which runs from October 11 to 15.

With Myer staging AFF events in its Rundle Mall store, Hawkins will make an in-store appearance on October 13.

“I’m looking forward to it … It’s nice to work my way around Australia and I love Adelaide’s vibe – it’s very European,” she says, adding she loves South Australian label Acler.

“I wear Acler all the time … the designs are very innovative and they’re just cool girls. I can’t wait to see them explode on an international level,” she says.

Created by the former head designers for Finders Keepers and Cameo, Julia Ritorto and Kathryn Forth, Acler was signed by Myer in mid 2015 ahead of its official launch on the credentials of its impressive debut collection.

Hawkins’ labels, Cozi and JBronze, are sold in Myer.


festival highlights

AFF Runway 1

Contemporary vs Street: A South Australian Showcase
Thursday 12 October, 6.30pm AFF Runway, Torrens Parade Ground

Celebrate South Australian style and design in a two-part presentation featuring ready-to-wear and contemporary brands styled by Vogue Australia fashion editor and market director Philippa Moroney. Catch the latest looks from labels including Acler, The Daily Edited and Sylvy Earl.

AFF Runway 2

Couture Culture Thursday 12 October, 8pm
AFF Runway, Torrens Parade Ground

Contemporary glamour takes over the runway in a display of leading South Australian design styled by Adelaide creative Mia Gambranis with accessories designed by Ashlee Lauren. Check out all the latest looks from local labels, including couture+love+madness and Jaimie Sortino.

Stay tuned for news on a very special event featuring Paolo Sebastian to be part of Adelaide Fashion Festival 2017. adelaidefashionfestival.com.au