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.
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