Fashion show goes back to ’60s
NOW in its 18th year, STYLEAID is one of the biggest highlights on Perth’s annual social calendar and raises incredible amounts of money to support WAAC in its work in education, prevention, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.
This year the highly anticipated event promises to capture the swinging revolution of the 1960s with the theme GO GO.
Based around the fashion and design revolution seen during the decade, the GO GO ‘mod’ subculture thrived on music and fashion, with its British pioneers wearing sharp suits and shift dresses, listening to the modern jazz that gave them their name.
STYLEAID GO GO features campaign imagery showcasing shift dresses designed and developed exclusively for the event, with six local artists painting, printing and embellishing a paper dress based on the era.
Brendon Darby’s creation celebrates Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World, while peace signs in the colours of the Aboriginal flag with the words 'White Australia' circle the dress at the bottom.
Local artist Pip McManus recreated goddess Jane Birkin, with a Woodstock daisy chain a natural choice and adding 3D appliqued daisies to the dress that flutter when it moves.
Hendra Widjaja is so much more than just your average make-up artist and has been recognised internationally by make-up brand MAC.
Widjaja used a MAC face chart as inspiration by contouring and highlighting a 3D effect on the 2D medium of the dress.
The addition of white sequins and tiny crystals enhances the effect.
Kelsey Ashe Giambazi was recently runner up in the Jimmy Choo program Fashion Tank and was mentored by the man himself.
Giambazi is a textile and fashion designer for her label Ashe and in the final year of her PhD at Curtain University.
Nico Green’s dress design uses bright, bold playful colours evocative of the 1960s. He approached painting the dress as he would a wall – by sticking it to a fence and spray painting it free hand.
Shree Doran's version of the Dolly paper dress is a digital print on Tyvek with applied silk organza laser cut circles.
Her inspiration came from small vintage mid century liqueur glass filled with sequins from a 1960s dress.
On the night, the STYLEAID parade will showcase the 2015/2016 spring and summer collections from established and upcoming designers Aurelio Costarella, Ae'lkemi, Yuuki, One Fell Swoop, Salasia, Wolfgang & Sons, Kinn, Monster Alphabets, Zhiavago and retailers Atlas Divine, Dilettante, Nells and Varga Girl.
STYLEAID will be held on Friday, July 31, at Grand Ballroom, Crown Perth.