Mar­kets are in fash­ion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE role of in-house fash­ion stylist at the An­gelo Street Mar­ket­place is a per­fect fit for lo­cal style buff Mikey Wal­ton.

Mr Wal­ton is di­rec­tor of per­sonal styling busi­ness Style­s­pi­ra­tion and has joined forces with the City of South Perth to bring fash­ion to the pop­u­lar an­nual mar­ket for the first time.

Amid styling run­way shows through­out the day, Mr Wal­ton said he was also look­ing for­ward to work­ing with a group of lo­cal fash­ion de­signer grad­u­ates from Polytechnic West, Bent­ley.

He said he hoped the mar­kets could help bring their fresh brands to the pub­lic eye.

“I’ve se­lected six stu­dents who grad­u­ated last year to not only show­case their col­lec­tions, but have a stall to sell pieces to the pub­lic,” he said.

“It gives stu­dents a great op­por­tu­nity to have their col­lec­tion viewed and also helps their ex­po­sure as a tal­ented up and com­ing de­signer.”

“I’ve lived in South Perth for seven years now, and it re­ally is a se­cret hub of stylish lo­cals who sup­port many great bou­tiques in An­gelo Street,” Mr Wal­ton said.

“Any of the stu­dents show­cas­ing at the mar­kets may even­tu­ally also call An­gelo Street home for their first store one day.”

Remi Lane (19), of Ca­sua­r­ina, is one of the se­lected grad­u­ates gear­ing up to re­veal her col­lec­tion at the mar­ket.

She has an Ad­vanced Diploma in Ap­plied Fash­ion De­sign and Tech­nol­ogy.

“I learnt a lot and fin­ished with a wide knowl­edge of the fash­ion in­dus­try, and I won the In­dus­try Judg­ing Range of the Year Award,” she said.

“I’m cur­rently study­ing my As­so­ciates De­gree of Fash­ion Busi­ness and soon I’ll be start­ing my own la­bel.

“It’s some­thing I’ve wanted to do since grade 5 when I found out it was pos­si­ble to make a job out of fash­ion.”

In the lead-up to the mar­kets, Ms Lane said she was ex­cited to build her own brand.

“I’ll be re­leas­ing my la­bel Remi Lane at the end of the year. I pride my­self on qual­ity not quan­tity so there will be some very spe­cial pieces to come. This la­bel is some­thing I’ve wanted to do since grade 5 when I found out it was pos­si­ble to make a job out of fash­ion,” she said.

More about the An­gelo Street Mar­ket­place at www.south­perth.wa.gov.au.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d450768

Stylist Mikey Wal­ton and young de­signer Remi Lane.

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