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Wed 16 August 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm FREE!
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Strand Arcade is pleased to open its doors in celebration of the 16th annual Evening with our Designers. The event showcases the unique artisans and craftspeople that represent and define the tradition of excellence that is signature to the Strand since 1891. VIP shoppers will have the opportunity to meet and greet some of Australia’s most prestigious designers. Enjoy live music, a sumptuous variety of drinks and canapés, and exclusive discounts, including gifts with purchases on the night. The event will bring together some of Australia’s most respected names in fashion and design, including Dion Lee, Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman of Camilla & Marc, Designer Deborah Sams of Bassike, and effortlessly stylish Edwina Robinson of Aje. The evening will also play host to design duo Alexandra and Genevieve Smart of Ginger & Smart, sisters Cheryl, Vanessa and Gabrielle Manning of Manning Cartell, and resin artisan Louise Olsen of Dinosaur Designs. Guests will be welcomed by an Instagram-worthy native floral display. Also on offer on the ground floor, Italian brasserie style café Romolo will be serving up Aperol Spritzes and antipasto tables over the course of the evening. The journey continues on the upper levels of the arcade, where guests are able to enjoy champagne and a showcase of live music from emerging Australian musicians. The event will host the unveiling of a bespoke Strand scent with Scentsmith Ainslie Walker and give away exclusive vials of the scent to attendees. Guests who spend $500 or more will have a chance to win a bespoke perfume making workshop The Invisible Accessory Project held by Walker. The evening is a rare opportunity for guests to meet with the inspirational artisans, artists and owners of their favourite Strand Arcade brands and boutiques, in a unique – and singular – location.