This is going to sound ridicolously corny but I am corny like that so apologies in advance… It really is amazing how much changes in a year.
Last year when I attended this show, I was 27kg heavier and hardly knew any of the designers personally. This year I am 27 kg lighter and now intern (for only one designer) and friends with them which makes me happy because It honestly is so amazing how much has changed and I am so grateful for that!
Less about me now and more about the show… there were several designers showcased for this show and each designer showed five looks of their new collection. The theme of this show was #squadgoals, which I loved because I am all about hashtags 😛
So basically how they showed the theme of “squad goals” was, 5 models came out indivually and then after each looked had been shown they would all walk together ( Like a sqaud 😛 ) which I thought was very cool and now that I have the oppurtunity, I would just like to gush over the producing of the catwalk! amazing!!! escpecially the ending , how after the models (in their sqaud) walked to the end of the runway, walked back to the middle and turned to each side of the catwalk and how they did a zig zag ending of the show ( you will see in my photos because I know I am not making sense )
Here are some of my fave pics from the night 🙂
House of Skye:
House of S K Y E is fuelled by an infinite love of bohemian fashion and style. Since its inception in April 2013, the bohemian inspired label offers high value, high quality and highly affordable fashion and accessories to the free spirited, confident, modern day woman.
Designer Natasha Hinett produces her own textile prints and hand-dyed fabrics to provide the label’s trademark uniqueness to the consumer. Drawing on 1960’s and 1970’s style icons the label produces two seasonal collections a year, along with monthly miniature collections and an accessories line.
Designer Alexandra King founded her namesake label in 2014. Focusing on comfort and style, Alexandra’s pieces celebrate the nomadic woman who travels far and wide yet yearns for the comfort of home. Valuing quality over quantity her affordable, wearable and simplistic styling provide that effortless, undone sexiness that goes hand in hand with the nomadic lifestyle.
Bhalo (meaning good in Bengali) is a socially and ecologically responsible label, creating limited edition women’s garments from natural hand woven textiles, printing and embroidery. Through their collections they explore ideas of communicating process, tempo and skill – testing the limitations and value of hand making.
Bhalo is primarily focused on honorable working conditions and community development, working only with fair trade producers in rural communities.
The label, founded in 2009, is a partnership between a Shimul Minhas Uddin and Jessica Priemus who met whilst working together in a sewing training centre for women in Dhaka. Together they decided to use their unique experiences and skills to create a label that would support and sustain rural producers and artisans in Bangladesh.
Creating fun and quirky fashion pieces, Birds on a Wire brings out the beauty of everyday life. Designer Charissa Schlink draws inspiration from the ordinary creating her own unique
prints which form the foundation of each collection. Every detail is important in a Birds on a Wire piece; mixing prints with texture and trims to bring the garments to life. It’s all about creating something extraordinary and exciting.
Charissa is passionate about the local WA fashion industry, which is expressed through her entirely locally made label and her collaborations with other Perth creatives.
Jonté Designs is the creation of South African born Jonté Pike. Jonté now resides in Australia, but references her strong cultural and ethnic ties to South Africa as one of her major influences. Renowned for her maxi dresses, atmospheric prints and her ability to encapsulate effortless, bohemian chic, Jonté is always evolving and incorporating new fabrics to create dynamic silhouettes.
Katherine Dunmill is a WA fashion label with a global vision and attitude. Debuting as an accessories label, Katherine launched her first clothing collection in 2014 as part of TPFF 2014.
Katherine Dunmill is known for her folksy, bohemian leather pieces that are designed to capture that urban edge. All of Katherine’s pieces are carefully handcrafted to provide customers with a touch of luxury with the assurance of longevity – a characteristic that led to a nomination in the Atlas Pearls Fine Details category at the 19th Annual Western Australian Fashion Awards.
Megan Salmon has been designing beautiful clothes since 2000 and has successfully combined her sensibilities as an artist with her love of producing garments for discerning women.
Acknowledged as a sophisticated, mature designer, Megan has an enhanced appreciation of fabric, cut and colour as well as the ability to create her own stunning prints. Each of her collections expresses Megan’s artistic side through luxurious textiles combined with flawless tailoring and romance.
Primarily focused on handbag design, Jessica Bratich is renowned for quality leather handbags and clutches, designed to take you from day to night instantly. Practicality and function is the foundation of her collections. Following many years of successes with her handbag ranges, Jessica recently added printed scarves, caps, fine jewellery and men’s t- shirts to the label.
Morgan Marks :
Perth based designer Morgan Marks founded the Morgan Marks label in 1998, and has been in the fashion industry since 1985, starting her career as a seamstress, patternmaker and cutter for several large fashion houses, and opening her first retail store in 1987.
The label is contemporary, directional and aimed towards women of any age who seek modern yet functional garments made from quality fabrics and designed to transcend the seasons.
The focus is on soft dressing and layering with jersey fabrics and knitwear featuring strongly every season. The label has always had a strong focus on knitwear, summer and winter, and now specialises in contemporary, unique knitwear, with interesting dyeing and printing techniques a big part of the look.
PET. the Label :
PET. the Label is a firm believer that more is, in fact, more. Infatuated with prints and colour the label takes you to Bali, Hawaii, Rio and beyond. Using only natural fabrics PET. is renowned for their bright statement pieces that can be worn all year round. With a vintage vibe, the designs range from asymmetrical cuts and reversible dresses to 70’s pants, kimonos and jumpsuits.
PET. is for the young at heart, the lovers of summer and the timeless wanderers. Made for salty days and balmy nights, PET. embodies endless summer and the never ending holiday.
Blushed by Teagan Jacobs
Graduating in 2013, Teagan Jacobs founded Blushed in January 2014. Since starting the label Teagan has received widespread attention from media including Elements Magazine, Fashion Journal Magazine and The West Weekend as well as being named the 2014 RAW Artists Fashion Designer of WA.
Her collections are shaped by her non-conformist artistic sensibility and focus on the use of textures and colours throughout her pieces to reflect the environment and her inspirations.
Wild.Horses is designed for women who want to escape the herd. The clothing and accessories line is known for its naturally inspired, fun and accessible designs that manage to maintain dark, rebellious undertones. Silk, suede and exclusive digital prints keep it light, while skulls, raw edges and leather details provide a stormy element to the label.
Established in early 2012, designer Natalie Donovan wanted to create a fresh, edgy label combining fine fabrics and beautiful colour palettes to create gorgeous pieces at affordable prices. Wild Horses have showcased at TPFF every year since 2012, receiving widespread positive feedback which resulted in nominations two years in a row at the Western Australian Fashion Awards.
and finally that zig zag thing I was talking about 😛
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Have a great day