The Central Coast will be celebrating style for the inaugural ‘Central Coast Fashion Week’, taking place on Wednesday March 22nd to Sunday 26th March at Bombini restaurant. Bombini at Avoca Beach combines food and fashion, to host a series of workshops and events collaborating with leading style influencers including Elle Ferguson of They All Hate Us, Weave from By Weave, Bohemian Traders and more!
Central Coast Fashion Week is the creative brainchild of three local creative powerhouses - Hayley Hardcastle, Weave Dibden Neck and Emily Berlach. Hayley is co-owner of the chic, bombini restaurant at Avoca Beach, working alongside her husband Cameron Cansdell who was awarded with last year’s ‘Electrolux Young Restaurateur of the Year’ title.
Weave Dibden Neck is the internationally renowned designer of the By Weave label, dressing many of the world’s stars; Weave has recently returned home to the NSW Central Coast and will be launching her new casual daywear range ‘Ukiyo’ at Central Coast Fashion Week. I first met Weave when we both showed a collection at Hong Kong Fashion week and we have been following each other’s work ever since. Not only is Weave is one of the lovliest women I have ever met but she is also incredibly talented! I loved wearing her beautiful 'Carmella' silk and linen white cape top on the red carpet for a hotel and restaurant opening in Sydney last year.
Weave Dibden Neck from by Weave
Me on the red carpet wearing the beautifil 'Carmella' silk and linen top from By Weave
Emily Berlach is of Bohemian Traders, a label that has fast earned cult status with its modern bohemia style, now wardrobe staples around the country.
Emily Berlach from Bohemian Traders
Central Coast Fashion Week is set to be an extravaganza that celebrates fashion, arts, ideas and the creative, kicking off in high style on Wednesday 22 March.
All events will be held at bombini restaurant, 366 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach, NSW. To purchase tickets, contact bombini on 02 4381 1436 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key event dates:
Wednesday March 22: Central Coast Fashion official launch PLUS exclusive preview of By Weave new casual daywear collection
Ticket price $60, including canapes and drinks
Fashion, art and food – a night of inspiration for the official launch of Central Coast Fashion Week, and an exclusive preview of By Weave’s new casual daywear collection Ukiyo. There will be a series of photographic stills taken by some of the country’s top photographers, as bombini is transformed into a fashion exhibition space to launch the line.
Live music on the night by local girl MICROWAVE JENNY, and hosted by Central Coast lifestyle and fashion photographer, Jacs Powell.
Thursday March 23 to Sunday March 26 – Meet the creators at ‘The Closet’ fashion marketplace
12pm to 8pm, Thursday March 23
10am to 4pm, Friday 24 to Sun 26 March
Fashion trumps food for the week, as bombini’s The Pantry is converted into a fashionable marketplace, selling a hand-picked selection of clothing and accessories from By Weave, Bohemian Traders, Ukiyo, Skin & Bone, and Ragamuffin Jewellery. On-site champagne bar.
Friday March 24: Morning yoga session, and launch of Ukiyo yoga-wear
9:30am to 11:30am
Ticket price $30, including 1 hour yoga session hosted by Carrera Jones, followed by morning tea
Enjoy a blissful morning of yoga from the bombini terrace, followed by the launch of new yoga wear label Ukiyo from By Weave’s collaboration with local yogi Carrera Jones of Yoga With CJ.
Saturday March 25: Denim takes to the catwalk! Hosted by Bohemian Traders and special guest – Elle Ferguson of They All Hate Us
12pm to 3pm
Ticket price $120, including two-course lunch and champagne
An intimate fashion catwalk event over lunch, to talk denim – what to wear, how to wear – an interactive session to talk denim for your body type, plus catwalk fashion to preview the hottest looks for this year.
Elle Ferguson from They all hate us
Sunday March 26: Curate your look - style tips from the experts, talking hair, make up and beauty
10am to midday
Ticket price $30, including Mimosa cocktail, house-based treats, tea and coffee
Special guest - Renee Marshall, owner of Allure Hair Bar, and Tira Jaye, professional make-up artist
You have the wardrobe, now get the expert tips on how to perfect and finish your look. Allure Hair Bar owner, Renee Marshall, will demonstrate a few simple home hair styling tips to perfect at home. Make-up and simple styling tips on the day from Tira Jaye.
We hope to see you there!