Last night I was kindly invited to attend the opening night International Runway- Beyond Imagination for the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2014. Check out my video for the highlights. I will be bring more of these over the coming week.
Showcasing award winning WA Designer Ae’lkemi alongside two of Asia’s leading couture designers Michael Cinco and Sebastian Gunawan, the evening initiated the festival and kicked it off with sparkling couture.
This year marks the beginning of a new partnership between the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival and Fide Fashion Weeks, who chose Perth as the first destination of their current world tour. From what I can see the Fide Fashion Weeks are seriously stunning and innovative, I felt my wish-list of Fashion Week destinations increase. Both collections from Michael Cinco and Sebastian Gunawan were carefully and artfully created with heavy beading, volume, lace and striking colours. I can see these couture gowns and suits being hugely popular in their home countries and with the charity ball going set in Australia.
Personally it was the music that caught my attention for the Ae’lkemi presentation, as partial as I am to the likes of Def Leppard and Guns and Roses. With models walking in his glittering gowns, embellished with the signature Ae’lkemi feather, body fitting tailoring and a generous amount of beading, the collections’ touch of glam rock suited the soundtrack. Not to be outdone, the teams at M.A.C. and L’oreal lead by Hair Director Brad Ngata for L’oreal Professionnel and Makeup Director Carol Mackie for M.A.C. Cosmetics created equally rock inspired looks. I for one felt myself eye off Alvin’s jumpsuits and beaded black trousers. Alvin was later invited to join the Asian Couture Federation, and it was easy to see he will fit in with his peers.
A warm thank you to Tony Sage and Laura for inviting me. As for my outfit- you may have already seen it on instagram, but here it is all the same…
Ellery Tee, Ellery Skirt, Isabel Marant Boots, Givenchy Obsedia Bag
Don’t forget to join me tomorrow as I walk the Restyle Runway in Forrest Place at 10am! Entry is free and I would love for you to come and watch! xx