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THE FESTIVAL BAR

At 4pm the Festival Bar will open, this is your place to meet with designers, photographers, and models for a drink before the runway shows.

BEACHFRONT MEDIA SHOOT

At 3pm there will be a media-call at the beachfront where each participating designer will showcase a signature piece from their collection. This is the perfect setting for professional photographers to shoot models with the beach and the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse in the background. Elements Resort has refurbished a beautiful reception landing called “Heart of the Bay” with staging and facilities. Press and photographers will require an official BBIFF Media Pass for this exclusive shoot.

LUNCHEON

Relax poolside or have lunch with friends. Take the opportunity to network with industry professionals, agency representatives, and buyers at a generously discounted all day lunch in the resorts’ GRAZE restaurant.  Before the show, feel free to promenade your look around the spectacular poolside terraces.

SWIMWEAR COLLECTIONS

At 4.30pm, opening the runway program in the Banksia Pavilion there will be ten swimwear designers presenting their summer 2017 collections. Designers from Japan, Hawaii, and Israel will be presenting along side local and national entrants.

CLASSICAL BALLET

At 5.30pm a new look at classical ballet along the runway. The Byron Ballet company will perform an excerpt from Carmen.

DJ SET

At 6.00pm, in classic Byron Bay festival style, we will continue the all day and night female DJ program in the Banksia Courtyard. This is your opportunity to study the program, or get down and boogie.

RESORT COLLECTIONS

The 6.30pm runway session showcases eight casual collections by local, national, and international designers. These shows are open to all day pass holders as well as being individually ticketed.

FASHION FILM SCREENING

At 7.30pm catch up on the latest trends in art-house filmmaking with a compilation of award winning fashion films from around the world. You can enjoy this cinematic experience with your drink in the Banksia Pavilion.

EVENING COLLECTIONS

At 8.30pm our top models will be walking six evening wear collections down the runway in the Banksia Pavilion. The festival’s main objective is to showcase established as well as emerging designers at a prestigious event. Concluding this session will be a group show form some participating designers on the theme “Night Clubbing”.

MODERN DANCE PERFORMANCE

Acclaimed as one of last years highlights, body art and fashion merge within a contemporary dance piece. This finale performance is not one to miss !

COCKTAIL PARTY

The “Rock the Runway” after party kicks off at 10pm with cameo celebrity appearances, variety acts, and our headline female DJ. Finish off the festival with a Vogue dance at this infamous after party.