Newcastle Now


29 May 2017

Darby Street features in Façon Australia

“It is quintessentially nouveau Newcastle, a hub of fashion, art and hospitality.
- it is Darby Street.”
The style and culture that is Darby Street have been splashed across seven pages of Newcastle’s only high-end fashion magazine – Façon Australia. Book Three hit stands on 17 May and is dubbed ‘The Fashion Issue’ as it features Autumn/Winter fashion trends.

The Darby Street fashion stores showcased in the magazine range from high-end couture through to edgy streetwear and include Ramjet, Abicus, Guanabana, Betty Mim, High Tea with Mrs Woo, Phyllis & Mimosa, Custom Eye Care, Jean Bas, Wolfe and Ordnance, WIA Store, Azra Mayya and Blackbird Corner.

The spread also highlights well known Darby Street locations including Blooms on Darby Florist, the Horse Mural street art, Coco Monde Chocolateria, Abicus, Blackbird Corner and Jean Bas.

Façon is produced by one editor-in-chief and local gal Lara Lupish, who has more than 15 years’ experience working in the fashion industry as a celebrity stylist, costume designer and stylist for runway fashion shows.

Lara and has teamed up with some of the industry’s most talented individuals to create a bi-annual fashion magazine produced out of a warehouse studio in Wickham, Newcastle.

The magazine is showcased to the world and is distributed in all major Australian capitals and regional hubs; as well as New Zealand; Singapore; Hong Kong, UAE, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.

There’s no doubt that Darby Street will benefit from the showcase as the magazine will adorn coffee tables in the rooms of the Crown Plaza Newcastle, Crown Plaza Hunter Valley and Crown on Darby giving hotel guests the opportunity to experience a snapshot of the culture before they leave their rooms to explore their surrounds.

This project was supported by Newcastle Now and we would like to congratulate the Precinct on their involvement, in particular, project champion Kevin Coffey who worked tirelessly to make it happen.

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