Gold mine of WA fash­ion

Canning Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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