Five of the fash­ion best

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

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.

With Des­mond Eddy

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