By Hayley Pearson

When you think of Adelaide Fashion Festival, you think Liza. She’s like Madonna – she doesn’t even need a last name, everyone knows and loves Liza Emanuele. She’s flown the Adelaide fashion flag around the country and also in America and Europe. And we cannot wait to see her latest collection on show at this year’s Adelaide Fashion Festival (#AFF16)!

Liza Emanuele

As a little girl, Liza loved to entertain. She went from making costumes for school plays to having her fashion designs and wedding gowns paraded on catwalks all over the world. She could have easily carved out her fashion career in Europe’s fashion hot spots, but why would she do that when she could live out her dream in her hometown? And that’s what she did. Liza set up her own signature boutique on King William Road, Hyde Park.

Adelaide Fashion FestivalImage credit: lizaemanuele.com.au

Her fairytale hasn’t been perfect though, it’s been tough at times! With long hours, huge dedication and enormous passion, her strength and ability to adapt to change is what makes her rise above the rest. So today, we couldn’t be more proud to call her our Inspirational Adelady.

You can catch Liza at Adelaide Fashion Festival on Runway 2 Contemporary Women’s Fashion Thursday, 20 October at 7.30. Also featuring Namoi, Paige Rowe, Katya Komarova and Milicent Elizabeth. For more details, head over HERE. You can also catch her on Runway 4, Friday 21 October, 7.30pm at Victoria Square. We cannot wait to see what she has on show this year!

These are a few of her fave places in Adelaide.

Hayley xx

LIZA EMANUELEImage credit: lizaemanuele.com.au

FAVE COFFEE SPOT

Nutrition Republic has become the coffee institution of King William Road. My team and I are all gagging in the mornings to get one. They are strong…and they work!

nutrition republicImage credit: Nutrition Republic

FAVE LOCAL DESIGNER

And God created Paul Vasilef (PAOLO SEBASTIAN)! His closing show for the Adelaide Fashion Festival last year was something I will never forget. As good as you will see anywhere in the world. He is also the sweetest young man and very grounded, which I believe is true to our Adelaide culture. I create versatile, wearable fashion. He creates works of art!

adelaide fashion festivalImage credit: Paulo Sebastian

FAVE PLACE TO EAT

Oh that’s like trying to pick a favourite child! I’m half Italian, so a massive foodie. Parisis, PressGeorge’s On Waymouth and Bistro Dom are some of my absolute faves.

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FAVE PLACE FOR A DRINK

Pop at the Adelaide Casino is gorgeous. It’s a stylish place to go after the theatre, or after dinner  at Sean’s Kitchen. Casablahblah is so much fun for a bit of a play and has a great atmosphere. I also love the cocktails at The Flying Trunk on King William Road. You feel like you’re at a cool friend’s house.

casablahblah

See Liza’s stunning work at the Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide from October 19-23.

Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide is a celebration of innovative South Australian design and style. Over five days Adelaide’s established and emerging fashion industry will present 10 designer runways and 20 dynamic events.
Experience international standard runway shows, lunches, workshops, markets and more from October 19-23. Jump on adelaidefashionfestival.com.au to book tickets and for all details.

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