Five of the fashion best
FIVE Australian designers have been announced for the opening night line-up of Perth Fashion Festival on Tuesday, September 20, at Perth Concert Hall’s Fashion Paramount.
Romance Was Born, Zhivago, Bianca Spender and Flannel will showcase their spring/summer 2016 collections alongside fellow Australian designer Dion Lee.
This will without a doubt be the biggest opening night in the festival’s history.
“Our Australian design talent keeps going from strength to strength and opening night will feature five of Australia’s most exciting designers,” festival director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said.
“This show will be edgy, dramatic, daring and sophisticated all at once and make a strong statement about the power and energy of collaboration.”
Bianca Spender will make her runway debut on the west coast at the event.
“This is my first resort collection,” Spender said.
“For me, I was really putting myself in the headspace of a hot Australian summer.
“We have a unique way that we dress and adapt and an ease to everything.
“I wanted to find the sophistication and twist and edge in that story; presenting this resort collection at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival is the perfect setting as I was inspired by ideas of utility and frivolity.
“I think how these worlds can meet is really relevant and at the core of a WA lifestyle.”
The festival will be held from September 20 to 25.