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THE FESTIVAL BAR

At 4pm in classic Byron Bay festival style, we will be starting an all day and night female DJ program in the Banksia Pavilion Courtyard.  The Festival Bar is a cool place to meet with designers, photographers, and models for a drink before the runway shows. This is your opportunity to study the program, or get down and boogie.

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

Take the opportunity to dine and network with industry professionals, modelling agency representatives, and buyers at a generously discounted all day lunch in the resorts’ GRAZE restaurant.

SWIMWEAR COLLECTIONS

At 5pm, opening the runway program in the Banksia Pavilion there will be seven swimwear designers presenting their summer 2017 collections. After the show, feel free to promenade your look around the spectacular poolside terraces while anticipating the next runway session.

CASUAL COLLECTIONS

The 7pm runway session showcases six casual collections by local, national, and international designers. These shows are open to all day pass holders as well as being individually ticketed. This session concludes with a new look at classical ballet along the runway.

FASHION FILM SCREENING

At 8pm 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 9pm our top models will be walking six evening wear collections on the runway in the Banksia Pavilion. The festival’s main objective is to showcase established as well as emerging designers at an unique and prestigious event. Concluding this session will be a group show for all 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.