Fahsion conscious: Lismore fashion designers and lovers banding together to form the Lismore Fashion Society include (from left) Joseph Steele, Lisa Marie, Jeht Burgoyne, Cassandra Taylor and Sharon Poles.
Fahsion conscious: Lismore fashion designers and lovers banding together to form the Lismore Fashion Society include (from left) Joseph Steele, Lisa Marie, Jeht Burgoyne, Cassandra Taylor and Sharon Poles.

Lismore becomes fashionable

FASHION designers, photographers, textile enthusiasts and students have come together to form the Lismore Fashion Society.

A simple poster in a CBD clothing store has attracted a huge response from 40 locals interested in being part of a fashion collective.

Organiser Lisa Marie is overwhelmed by the response to what she initially thought would be ‘a social cup of tea on a Saturday afternoon’.

“I wanted to get together with other people who love fashion,” the 33-year-old said.

“We have had students to people with their own labels respond. Everybody is into it.

“Originally, I though we would all meet up each month and chat. But now I think we could start a committee and do a lot more than that.

“Lismore City Council said we could do fashion parades in-store, such as Sum1’s in Carrington Street, and we could profile local artists and designers.”

Cassandra Taylor, 22, is a young designer, fresh out of the fashion design course at Queensland University of Technology, who hopes to leave her mark on the area before pursuing her career in London.

“Now I am home, I want to meet with creative people in the community and see what is going on in the local industry,” she said.

The fashion society’s first meeting will be held at the Italo Club on May 29 at 2pm.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting is urged to RSVP via the Lismore Fashion Society Facebook page.



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