For the final runway event at the beautiful Perth Concert Hall venue, five of WA’s new and emerging designers exhibited their latest original collections for the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2016 New Generation runway show. New Generation is a great initiative by the festival that provides our local labels with a chance to showcase their talents whilst engaging and growing their brand within the community.
Remi Lane opened the catwalk with relaxed, summer chic. Garments in soft lines and all white textiles paired with tan accessories including leather akubra’s and boots, set the tone for a fashionable Australian summer season ahead. Bronzed babes in oversized, round, retro sunnies sauntered down the runway in modern collection that was cool, calm and collected.
A beautiful display of walking artwork, Elle Campbell bought something charming and new to the runway with her hand painted creations. Silk shirts and skirts in soft pastel pinks and dreamy beiges, all delicately adorned in hard painted artwork by the designer herself, floated across the runway in dreamy a selection of fashion. An even mix of soft and clean lines as strode across the catwalk in smart blazers, sharp tunics, elongated arms lengths and tight fit dresses.
With the rise of active wear in the fashion scene, it was only a matter of time before it graced our runway for 2016. Designer Tamara Loo entered the runway with her luxe casual and active wear collection. Experimenting with key holes and mixture of cotton and satin textures, Loo managed to gracefully add a modern twist on some comfy favourites.
Changing up the pace for the evening, a somewhat somber collection in dark and navy tones descended the runway in casual yet subdue coolness. Lyndal Malarkey’s conservative collection of garments toyed with a mixture of prints and textured textiles creating an urban silhouette for the modern woman.
In true form of saving the best until last, the creations by Rosemaree White were by far the stand out of the evening. Her exquisite lace numbers set hearts a flutter. Sauntering down in patent Mary Jane heels, models oozed sophisticated sex appeal in embellished organza punchos and over wear, beaded veils and barely their bralettes.
For more information about this years festival and events, please visit the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival website.
*All images by Stefan Gosatti