Diversity in fashion
GARDEN City is planning one of the most diverse catwalk shows ever seen in Perth as part of its Autumn Winter Shopping Party and Runway Show on March 30.
Following in the footsteps of New York Fashion Week, Garden City marketing manager Clare Riley said the centre planned to mirror the variety of its shoppers.
“We want to represent all the faces, shapes, sizes and walks of life of the women who wear our clothing,” she said. “As society evolves, so does fashion and we want to respond to this in a way that is inclusive to all women.”
Kenyan-born Deel Ojulu, who now lives in Mt Pleasant, is one of the models preparing to walk the runway.
“I’ve been modelling for around four years; it all started when I was on my way home from the city for a quick shop after school and someone tapped me on the shoulder at a traffic light crossing,” she said.
That someone was Vivien’s model scout Christine Fox and the offer of a contract followed soon after.
“I really enjoy the fast-paced atmosphere of being backstage at a show or a shoot and all of the people I’ve met and friends I’ve made from modelling,” Ms Ojulu said.
The runway shows take place at 1pm and 6.30pm and will showcase more than 80 new-season looks featuring clothes available at Garden City. For more, visit www.gardencity.com.au/home.
Model Deel Ojulu launches the Garden City Autumn Winter Fashion Launch.