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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

f you’re suf­fer­ing Olympics with­drawal now that the ex­cite­ment of Rio is over, try get­ting a restora­tive fix of sport and thrills at fash­ion’s an­nual mega bash.

This year, Syd­ney’s sev­enth an­nual Vogue Amer­i­can Ex­press Fash­ion’s Night Out — held next Thurs­day, Septem­ber 1 — is tak­ing its cue from the Games, with a sports luxe vibe dom­i­nat­ing the huge shop­ping event.

“We’ve been ob­sessed by the Olympics at Vogue and so sports have in­spired our theme for this year,” says Vogue Aus­tralia’s editor-in-chief Ed­wina McCann.

“The sig­nif­i­cance of global events like the Olympics is un­de­ni­able and has such an in­cred­i­ble im­pact on all facets of life. From lux­ury houses to high-street fash­ion brands, ap­parel, ac­ces­sories and home­wares, ev­ery­one is get­ting into the Olympic spirit.”

On Thurs­day af­ter­noon and into the even­ing, hun­dreds of CBD re­tail­ers will of­fer live en­ter­tain­ment, one-nightonly of­fers and celebrity guest ap­pear­ances.

Of­fi­cial pro­ceed­ings kick off at 5pm with McCann and Lord Mayor Clover Moore in Hyde Park and a live per­for­mance from Jess Kent, whose first sin­gle, Get Down, was one of the most in­fec­tious tracks of 2015.

This year, Fash­ion’s Night Out will be cel­e­brated in 20 cities, in­clud­ing Rio, Shang­hai, Ber­lin, Mi­lan, Tokyo, Madrid, Am­s­ter­dam, Moscow and Mex­ico City.

“The buzz at Fash­ion’s Night Out is some­thing you have to ex­pe­ri­ence to be­lieve,” says McCann.

“Spir­its are high, credit cards are out and ev­ery­one is just hav­ing a great time.” Vogue Amer­i­can Ex­press Fash­ion’s Night Out, Syd­ney CBD; Thurs­day, from 5pm, free, vogue.com.au/FNO ith the stage e ver­sion of Sin­gin’ In The Rain cur­rently re­mind­ing Syd­ney au­di­ences of the thrillss of the 1952 movie, thiss is a very timely event. Vi­o­lin­ist Vov Dy­lan and d his quar­tet will per­form a con­cert of songs from clas­sic films be­fore a screen­ingng of the bril­liant all-singing, all-danc­ing movie star­ring Gene Kelly and Deb­bie Reynolds. And feel free to sing along to both con­cert and film. D Dy­lan has worked w with some of Aus­tralia’s best mu­si­cians, in­clud­ing m mem­bers of the S Syd­ney Sym­phony Or Or­ches­tra and the Aus Aus­tralian Opera and Bal­let Or­ches­tra. Sin­gin’ In ThThe Rain screen­ing and con­cert, Glen St ThTheatre, cnr Glen St and Black­butts Rd, Bel­rose; to­mor­row 3pm, adult $30, conc $25, child (un­der 16) $20, glen­street.com.au

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