Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By BELINDA CIPRIANO Belinda Cipriano

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.”

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