Five decades of fashion on show
CLAREMONT fashion stalwart Judy Burbury is presenting 50 years of fashion to mark the halfcentury celebration of Adam Heath at Perth Fashion Festival this month.
About 40 models will grace the catwalk in 50 outfits to the tune of music from the past five decades.
“It’s been such a journey to research the 50 years of Australian fashion and with that the history of what went on in Australia and the changes that took place,” Mrs Burbury said.
Adam Heath was the first shop to open in Claremont Arcade in 1966 and Mrs Burbury bought it in 1985 relocating to the Claremont Quarter in 2011.
A year ago, Mrs Burbury moved in to Bay View Terrace.
“We have survived because we’ve been careful and honest with bringing the clothes to the clients and we look after them,” she said.
“We have a great relationship with the community and the people who shop here.” 1960s
“The 1960s were the beginning of Australian designers as we know them. The girls were little dolls, the fashions were short.” 1970s
“The war passed, youth became more independent… kids started to leave home and they dressed accordingly. It’s where we get our vintage clothing fashio
from now. Wide leg pants, denim and flat shoes.” 1980s
“In the 80s Australia moved on and did well. Australia grew and became much wealthier. There was the challenge for the America’s Cup, people travelled and wanted to dress like they had done well. Fashion was big and bold. It was a great era.” 1990s
“At the end of the 80s the stock market crashed so the 90s were calmer, more sedate and made less of a statement. At the end of the millennium there were more balls so people were formal and were glamming up.” 2000s
“In 2000 retail changed with social media so everyone knew what everyone was doing all over the world. What was showing in Europe was how people wanted to dress here.”
Eye on fashion: Claremont fashion stalwart Judy Burbury will celebrate 50 years of music and fashion at Perth Fashion Festival.