The old Gas Works building on Wellington St. Perth was blazing-hot last night as Ruth Tarvydas unveiled her sexy new collection.[cincopa 10509364]
Tarvydas rocked the house with her stunning creations, which provoked, shocked and awed the mesmerized VIP audience. Thigh-high slits, plunging low backs, daring keyholes and shredded fabric, more than hinted at a glimpse of skin – it flaunted it. More than a few bare bottomed models would have felt the winter chill, with a number of raunchy frocks featuring the behind rather than the usual décolletage. In anyone else’s hands it might have resulted in tasteless, tacky nudity, but in Tarvydas’s it was rock chick sexiness.
Inspiration was clearly drawn from the 80s. Hair was a sophisticated bun with an 80s makeover – crimped and quiffed to Cynde Lauper perfection. Madonna, Eurythimics and other classic eighties artists pounded from the speakers to match the bright pinks, oranges and purples peppered through the collection.
The collection was also reminiscent of Tarvydas’s early designs from the 90s, with wired-fabric features jutting out from the shoulder or encircling the hips. But the design touches that Tarvydas is best known for today, dominated the collection. The artistic use of crystals, light flowing fabrics and feminine silhouettes reminded the audience just why Tarvydas dominates the evening wear market. Her designs are a show-stopping salutation to the curves that make a woman fabulous.
Walking on to the catwalk to take a bow, along with hugs and kisses from a largely adoring audience, Tarvydas exemplified her edgy, envelope pushing style – clothed in skintight leather pants and black patent PVC elbow length gloves.
As the last ‘stand-alone-show’ of the week long Perth Fashion Festival, Ruth gave punters exactly what they were hoping for: sexy, rock’n’roll glamour! It will be a tough show to top.