Gold mine of WA fashion
THE WA fashion set will again descend on the Goldfields as part of the fourth Kalgoorlie Fashion Week (KALFW) this month.
A culmination of local creativity thriving in the regional community of Kalgoorlie, the event is set to feature designers, models, artists, performers, entertainers and businesses taking part in runway events, art workshops, live music and activations.
It was begun by Perth local Yasmin Walter.
The mother of two said after years of working in the industry, she noticed there was hidden talent in Australia that needed a platform to showcase their talents.
“It’s an honour to be able to work closely with the community to offer talented designers and models who go on to showcase their work overseas,” she said.
“This year we will see a variety of events from artrelated workshops to extravagant fashion shows.”
The event will be headlined by Bruug the Label, created by Tash Butler.
“The label has grown to be one of the leading women’s fashion labels in Perth,” Walter said.
“Their flagship store is in Leederville and they have recently introduced some new services to their repertoire, including Custom by Bruug, focused on making your dream outfit and Alterations by Bruug, offering just that, but with a design element.”
Another headliner is Kirrikin, founded by Amanda Healy, whose luxury accessories feature artworks of contemporary Indigenous artists, showcased on stunning handcrafted silk and cashmere scarves, silk neckties, bow ties and pocket squares.
“No shows are to be missed this year,” Walter said.
“We are injecting life back into the newly renovated Boulder Town Hall and all fashion shows will be held in this historic building.
“It’s such a great event that gives back to the community.”
KALFW opens on Sunday, July 28, with the Act. Belong. Commit. Block Party at the Lord Forrest Olympic Pool from 11am to 2pm. For more information on daily events, go to www.kalgoorliefashionweek.com.