I've said this a few times already but along with the Designer Capsules the WA designer collections is another one of my favourite events on the Perth Fashion Festival calendar and this year there are some seriously incredible designers in the lineup… Some of the designers are new to this year’s PFF but some of them have already left a huge impression after last year’s debut to PFF ( Shelly Tindale I’m talking about you here) This year’s designers include;
Ange Lang was this year’s winner of the ‘Designer Of Tomorrow’ award at the WA fashion award which were held earlier this year… There is no doubt that her show will be breath taking. Her designs have always been so carefully constructed and plays homage to classic design.
Tindale designs are an absolute favourite of mine, I was crossing my fingers hoping that Tindale would be showing at Perth Fashion Festival again, after last years incredible dark and wonderful show I can’t wait to see what Shelly has in-store for Perth, Tindale only releases one collection per years, this is what makes her designs more conceptual, more unique rather than trend focused, but her work is definitely like art!. Their collection Forgotten Beauty is inspired by the architectural elements of historical buildings and the impact of time and ageing. I cannot WAIT for this one.
Jewellery designer Alushia Sanchia draws inspiration from her nomadic upbringing and is largely influenced by her love of animal totems, tribes, gypsies, love, mother earth, music and the sun.
N&H is a fresh new WA label by designer Robin Alexander. The debut collection features stunning printed summer dresses inspired by hot summer nights.
Monster Alphabets is a label that has already been noticed by Melbourne buyers with her pieces already available in certain stores, her minimalism aesthetics are definitely appealing, Distinctive silhouettes is what best defines Sarah Wantanbe’s designs… I have a felling this is going to be another favourite after I see her show!
Catini Designs debuted on the WA Designer Collections runway during PFF 2011 with their very first Spring/Summer collection Precipice, launching the label into the Australian fashion industry with it’s elegantly unique pieces.
Natalie Donovan, the designer behind Wild Horses created a label that aims to capture the simplicity of simple beauty and vintage chic, her label was launched earlier this year, So it will be great to see her effortlessly chic designs on the runway… Recently Perth blogger Sassenfras interviewed Natalie read more about it here
Since showing at Student Runway during PFF 2010, Peppermint Milk has continued to produce perfectly tailored garments reminiscent of times gone by and feminine traditions lost... These pieces remind me of milkshakes the colours are so soft and feminine, I'm looking forward to what Peppermint Milk comes up with next!
After showcasing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2012 as part of the ‘New Generation’ show, designer Ebony Harding and her label Little Gracie will make a return to PFF with the wonderfully feminine, floaty, whimsical and girly designs we have come to love, Also news just in Little Gracie will be releasing a select few dresses in my favourite shade of all... BLACK! however these will only be available online, but I do wonder whether we will see these on the runway? Her show was absolutely incredible last year I still remember those delicious cupcakes!
Anna Excell creates beautiful and wearable garments with a strong emphasis on colour; her garments are hand dyed in unique shades, exclusive to the label.
Martini & Coz create accessories for individuals who are inspired by the love and timelessness of old glamour, They've been around since 2008 it's great to watch there collections transform over each season!
Since establishing the label with one off dresses made from vintage fabric, On A Whim has become known for their vintage styling and fabrics.
Betty Tran seeks to empower women through fashion, creating classic pieces with great attention to detail being the signature of the label, She recently showed her collection at PFW I wasn't able to attend so it will be great to attend!
What a lineup!!! Counting down the days....
86 to be exact....