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Everybody's looking for the next big thing in fashion. For our very own style sniper, Claire Low, it's a labour of love. Here, she looks specifically at Fashion Week and all that it brings to the table - a banquet of couture!

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Anna Dello Russo: a fashionista with gusto

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Anna Dello Russo, editor-at-large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan (2nd from R) and guests attend the H&M Collaboration With Anna Della Russo at The Plaza Hotel on September 6, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for H&M) Anna Dello Russo (Getty)

Claire Low Anna Dello Russo is easy to adore. Few women dress with such conviction... I therefore fully endorse her H&M collaboration.

Fashion's fabulous serve it up to the public

Mahalia Barnes.

Claire Low 30 Days of FAB teams up glossy mag editors with brands and has them present something free, fun and special, to the shopping public.

Fashion to the rescue

From the underground.

Claire Low Clinton Hutchinson tried sleeping rough. It wasn’t great. Hutchinson, the managing director of Canberra and Melbourne company Zoo Advertising, did the Vinnies CEO Sleepout last year.

Zara or no Zara, that is the question

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Claire Low So is Zara coming to Canberra? The rumour is popping up quite often and where there’s smoke, there’s fire, yes? No? Maybe.

The man making a guest H&M appearance

Pink

Claire Low Maison Martin Margiela is the next collaborator of cheapie chain H&M. The trouble is, I reckon most people will be saying, ‘‘who?’’

Olsen twins layer upon layer

Claire Low It sure seems like only yesterday the Olsen twins were calling John Stamos ‘‘Uncle Jesse’’ on Full House way back when they were two blonde doe-eyed child stars with buckets of cutesey appeal.

Tailing off with denim

A model showcases designs by Suboo.

Claire Low Fashion Banquet's final show for this year's Australian Fashion Week is Nana Judy, a label that does street wear and denim.

Carl Kapp clashes prints and details

Claire Low The models were merely decorated by sculptural Perspex hats.

Suboo from all angles

Claire Low Suboo, in the label's debutant show at Australian Fashion Week, presents on a 360 degree runway.

Prints of wild beasts

Claire Low We Are Handsome does swimwear with attention-grabbing photo prints, often of wild beasts.

Gobsmacked by Jenny Kee

Claire Low Fashion industry legend Jenny Kee leaves us all gobsmacked with her kaleidoscope of colours and the vibrancy of her prints.

Ellery bedlam before disco-tastic Oroton

Oroton

Claire Low It's time for a few more show reviews from day three of Australian Fashion Week. Your intrepid correspondent made it through bedlam at Ellery.

Alice McCall satisfies fashionistas' sweet tooths

Hamish Alice McCall dials up the sweet factor with a collection that evokes the cute appeal of Russian nesting dolls.

Lisa Ho paints a bold, colourful start to day three

Lisa Ho

Claire Low Lisa Ho kicks off day three of Australian Fashion Week with a show at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Bowie makes for fabulous day two finale

Claire Low The final show of day two of Australian Fashion Week is Bowie and what a finale it is.

Jayson Brunsdon steams up The Box

The Jayson Brunsdon show was sultry and steamy.

Claire Low The fabulous Jayson Brunsdon is the first to use The Box, a venue with static models, very well.

By Johnny and Johanna share the glamour

Claire Low The label By Johnny (which, as the name suggests, is by a designer called Johnny. Last name Schembri) shows such a lot of pastels.

Toi et Moi unmistakably French

Toi et Moi

Claire Low The next show for Fashion Banquet is Toi et Moi, a label that likes to take its cues from Parisian street chic, with an Aussie touch.

Maticevski's young sophistication

Claire Low His collection has a muted sophistication with a palette of mostly black and grey with a dash of sparkle and chartreuse thrown in.

Pastels and floral prints are in

Claire Low Designer Kelli Wharton shows more of what proves to be strong trends: pastels and floral prints.

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