KALGOORLIE IN VOGUE
KALGOORLIE will be sent into a fashion frenzy as part of Kalgoorlie Fashion Week (KALFW), organised by Perth Model Camp Australia director Yasmin Walter. Ms Walter, who has been involved in the industry for more than a decade, said she had spent months nurturing her “fashion baby” and was excited to be able to announce the inaugural event and program to take place in August. “Model Camp Australia has taken us around Australia from Kalgoorlie to Christmas Island and that’s how the idea to create Kalgoorlie Fashion Week ensued,” Ms Walter said.
“I had been in discussions with Eshe Christie from Country Image Development Modelling Academy about the lack of fashion festivities in Kalgoorlie.
“I jokingly said, ‘let’s hold a fashion week in Kalgoorlie’ and the thought then consumed my mind, so I had to at least try to make it happen; we have been planning since January.”
The week-long event which forms part of the Perth Fashion Festival, will start with a street party on Hannan Street and culminate with a VIP event featuring Betty Tran at the Kalgoorlie Cup.
“On opening day we will have the street blocked off and have performances and fashion parades every hour,” Ms Walter said.
““On Friday, Betty Tran will headline the event prior to her showcase at Paris Fashion Week.”