Caption: Model Kate Loader shows off an item from emerging designer Sarah Boyadjian.

Move over New York and London, Hobart will welcome a new festival in November full of fashion, design, insights and inspiration from emerging, current and expat Tasmanian designers.

The Hobart region has seen a growth of creative industries and events over recent years, and now is the time for the local fashion industry to put its foot forward into the spotlight – with Hobart Fashion Week to run from November 20th to 25th.

Event Director, Nikola Colls said the event would become a standout “not only for its showcase of design, but for our ability to connect various communities into the world of fashion and art, with an emphasis on place and ideas”.

HFW will exhibit Tasmania’s creative talent in fashion and design, providing inclusive and engaging workshops, exhibitions and local business events, complementing the featured runways to share insight into the world behind what you wear.

The event supporters, City Mission Op Shops, City of Hobart and Orenda Studios, have helped develop a program of events, which fosters creative innovation, inclusive community engagement, and sustainable opportunities.