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TPFF Designer Runway 2


Saturday night was the night that I finally managed to get to one of Telstra Perth Fashion Festival's shows, and wow, was it a good one.  Designer Runway II showcased all the up and coming talent that Perth has to offer, including one of Perth's designer darlings, Jonte, amongst stylish others.

Lucky enough to get a front row seat meant that I was privy to some excellent photo opportunities - all images are taken with my iPhone.

The 12 designers shared a plethora of talent with us, from Alexandra King's vintage stylings through to Jessica Bratich's army of jump suited clones, sporting her bags.

House of Skye started the show with creamy, natural tones and boho stylings.  The models sauntered down the catwalk in flat leather sandals, with jewellery made of natural materials.

Alexandra King's designs channelled a laid back 1920's vibe with sheer layers and sweet straw boaters.

Bhalo (which is Bengali for "good") is an ethical label with strong emphasis on supporting rural artisans in Bangladesh.  Their graphic fabrics and strong lines made for a striking show on the runway.

Curious Birdy, which is the reincarnation of Bird on a Wire showed designs at their quirky best, mixing florals and stripes to dramatic effect. 

Jonte set the runway alight to the cheers of the audience with her latest Paradisus resort wear collection.  A mix of sheer sequinned fabrics was juxtapositioned with marsala leather to striking effect. 

There was more than a nod to the frontier in Katherine Dunmill's collection.  From the full length tobacco prairie skirt (one of my favourite pieces on the runway) to the fringing and neckties, the models looked every inch an edgy Annie Oakley.

Megan Salmon sent her five models down the runway wearing a variety of animal ears which emphasised the ethereal and other-wordly designs.  They were feminine, with stunning floral lace, yet avoided being overlay saccharine with the modern shapes and hemlines.

Jessica Bratich showcased her latest handbags with five models all simply clad in black jumpsuits to show her designs off to their best.

Morgan Marks designs were in shades of grey, with a gothic edge that appealed to me completely.  The relaxed fit of the pants and the loose dresses were designed for someone who wants to spend the summer in ultimate understated comfort.

P.E.T the label was like a jolt of electricity after the sombre palette of Morgan Marks. A chequer-board oversized blazer teamed with a tribal/popart jumpsuit was outrageously eye catching.  The models all wore geeky specs to finish off their looks.

Blushed by Teagan Jacobs was a study in the prettiest palette of colours - from peach through to vanilla and tangerine through to flashes of metallic, her designs were a study in understated elegance.

Wild Horses designs were a stunning mix of ladylike elegance and metallic edge.  The full 
length pewter silk gown flowed like mercury as the model walked the runway.  Utterly timeless yet unique at the same time.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Designer Runway 2 was a spectacular evening overflowing with creative designs which remain wearable and more importantly, attainable.  Thanks to DG PR for the amazing seats, and to all the sponsors this year.  Is it too soon to start outfit planning for next year?

1 comment:

  1. Loved your photos. Looks like it was an amazing show.


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