Since well before The Fashion Catalyst‘s inception I have believed in the vast talent of Perth’s existing and up-and-coming Designers. In fact, it was upon a great passion of mine for Perth’s fashion, combined with female intuition, that I coined The Fashion Catalyst.
Like myself, there are many creative beings in fashion; it comes with the territory. But, very far and few between who give their time and immense energy to propel others up selflessly and make a real contribution and difference in the industry. Much like Sylvia Giacci and her larger than life approach to an industry she has devoted most of her life to; fashion.
Sylvia; Perth’s resident stylist and former model, is the creative behind Perth Fashion Week (PFW), Perth’s first ever fashion trade event. Genius!
We’ve had Perth Fashion Festival for 13 glorious years and whilst it’ll still be on the fashion calendar, there will now be a second Perth fashion event to anticipate each year – aiming to create local, national and international recognition for existing and up-and-coming Perth Designers.
Over 5 fabulous days April 19-23, 2012, WA Designers will be given the chance to showcase their Spring/Summer 2012/2013 wholesale collections to the industry. Giving them the opportunity to network with key stakeholders on a whole new platform.
PFW will be about breaking boundaries and propelling our cities Designers into the pages of international fashion magazines, online blogs and into national and international boutiques. It’s about one woman’s passion and patience to actuate a future for our cities Designers and ever-growing fashion industry.
So mark your calendars my pretties, Perth Fashion Week is going ahead and it’s going to be one week you won’t want to miss!
Bisous, always, The Fashion Catalyst.