Get your diaries out, it’s that time of the year again Telstra Perth Fashion Festival has officially launched! See my picks below or download the TPFF 2016 app here so that you have the official program on the go.
My key picks for the community and cultural events:
1. HATCH – The much-loved emporium supporting WA’s emerging and established fashion industry creatives has re-launched this season! The uniquely curated retail space is now located at Karrinyup Shopping Centre – near Myer, and is home to designers including Empire Rose, Wild Horses, Katherine Dunmill, One Fell Swoop and many more!
When & Where: Shop 20 Ground Floor (near Myer), Karrinyup Shopping Centre, 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup.
2. Windows of the City – The windows of Perth’s CBD shopfronts have come to life thanks to leading WA creatives fusing fashion, food and art. I suggest grabbing a cup of coffee, takeaway pastries, and some friends to rediscover your favourite shops! And to entice you even more… You can win one of four $3,500 shopping sprees simply by voting for your favourite window on Perthnow.
When & Where: Until Friday, September 9 at various locations in the CBD
3. She Dreams – I am so excited for this event, The Love Thread Project will be officially launching their socially conscious label Love Thread & Co as part of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s cultural program. They will be showcasing a limited edition capsule collection designed in collaboration with Perth-based W i l d . H o r s e s, HELLO PARRY and Indonesian designer. IMAJI Studio. Best of all 50% of the profits from their label will go towards their fashion program and help support Balinese artisans. So be part of the #fashionforgood movement and come support The Love Thread Project.
When & Where: Sunday, September 11 at 3pm at Perth Center of Photography.
4. Restyle 2016 X Bloom – This year Restyle is taking a new direction and I love the concept! Restyle x In Bloom combines op shopping with some of Perth’s finest creatives from In Bloom – a photographic and art exhibition by local creatives; photographer Alexandra Cohen, stylist Emma Bergmeier-Varian, florist Rebecca Const of Fox & Rabbit, makeup artist Simone Cohen, hair stylist Melissa Cook and Illustrator Pippa McManus. This season they have collaborated with six more artists including Mekel Illustration, Sara Winfield, Calliope Bridge, Michelle Monday, Sheryl Young and SARSAR to put a spin on the exhibition. The pop-up space will also take the hard work out of op shopping; giving you the chance to shop a curated rack of pre-loved gems inspired by the Restyle x In Bloom campaign.
When & Where: Tuesday, September 13 from 6pm at H39 Retail Level 2, Carillon City, 207 Murray Street, Perth
5. Banshu-Ori-Exhibition – This international design event will uniquely display world-class Japanese textile techniques designed through collaborations with some of WA’s leading emerging designers including Garth Cook, Seth Cray, Ancille Kashaba and iconic Australian designer Akira Isogawa.
When & Where: Monday, September 19, 2016 – 09:00 toFriday, September 30, 2016 – 17:00 at Ground Floor, QV1 Building, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
6. Fashioning Technology – In a world that is dominated by technology it makes sense that the fusion of fashion and tech goes hand in hand, just think back to this year’s Met Gala. TPFF celebrates fashion in the age of technology this year through Fashioning Technology, an exhibition of Technologised garments that takes innovation to the highest level curated by Dr Anne Farren, Fashion Academic and Researcher at Curtin University, and Bradley Quinn, Author, Consultant and Fashion Industry Strategist.
When & Where: Thursday, October 6, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Raine Square, William Street entry.
1. Opening Night – This is the night that sets the tone for the rest of the festival and what an amazing way to launch it with a runway show featuring Bianca Spencer, Dion Lee, Romance Was Born, Flannel and Zhivago.
2. Empire Rose – After last year’s outstanding show I cannot wait to see what designer Kathryn Cizeika has in store for! This year’s show will immerse us into a world of modern haute couture, where the divinely decadent meets uber cool street style. Think majestic tapestry of jacquards, burnished copper sequins and exaggerated shapes – cannot wait!
3. Flannel – Celebrating their 10 year anniversary, Flannel will be presenting a playful and effortlessly elegant Summer 16 collection which is said to transport us to Miami Beach in the 70’s. Subtle metallic hints, azure sequins and sunset blush leather will conjure images of beach bonfires and star filled evenings; while soft linen jerseys and flowing washed silks will invoke the timeless peacefulness of home. This already has me dreaming of summer!
4. New Generation – The New Generation show presents the best of WA’s new talent, and this is probably one of my favourite runway shows for its creativity as most of these designers don’t have the commercial constraints that established designers face. Plus this year two of my favourite emerging designers Elle Campbell and Rosemaree White will be showcasing their collection as well as Remi Lane, Tamara Loo and Lyndal Malarkey.
5. Closing Night: The Art of Fashion – Bewildering to the eye, curious to the senses and like nothing Perth has ever seen, a group of WA’s most progressive designers will be celebrating in a spectacular showcase featuring millinery by Reny Kestel and floral design by Rebecca Grace of Natural Art Flowers. Mystery and intrigue this event will be held at the beautiful Art Gallery of WA and is top of my list!
It’s going to be a busy few weeks, let me know what shows you’re most excited to see. Xx Nadine
Photographer Cheyne Tillier-Daly, model Lauren Brown from Vivien’s Model Management, stylist Zara Bryson, makeup director Bruce Lim for MAC Cosmetics, hair director Melissa Gesualdo from Renos On St. Quentin for L’Oréal Professionnel.