A very well respected fashion editor, Claire Davies, couldn’t of said it any better “FORGET the mining boom, WA is undergoing a fashion boom”. And if anyone doubts this, then they should of been at the WA Designer Collections on Saturday 11th September, 2010.
The evening, which captivated everyone’s attention, was split in two with the first runway show featuring the crème brulee of our fashion industry One Fell Swoop, Arj Selvam, Poppy Lissiman, Lonely 8-Bit Heroes, On Tour, Elementree Clothing, Leanne Lim, Daniella Caputi, Pinchandspoon, Leah Tarlo, Lonely as a cloud, The Butcher and the Crow and Garth Cook.
Some of the prettiest prints were on show, along with some pretty crazy conceptual designs, alluring accessories and eye assaulting creations. The stand outs for me were Lonely as a cloud, Poppy Lissiman, Arj Selvam and Garth Cook.[cincopa 10754915]
My hope, along with others I’ve spoken to, would be for a couple of emerging designers to gain the privilege of individual runway shows at next year’s festival, much like Tarvydas and Wheels & Dollbaby.
Bisous, The Fashion Catalyst.