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Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 – Runway Show Highlights

22 September 2017

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - 33 Poets
(33 Poets Runway, photo by me) 

Fashion week fever hit my home town last week and it was so much fun!

The Telstra Perth Fashion Festival was spread out over 2 weeks, with free events in the Perth CBD during the first week and evening runway shows at the Crown Pyramid during the second week.

I am always thrilled to watch fashion shows in Perth, as I’m super proud of all the local creatives involved – the designers, organisers, producers, models, stylists, makeup and hair artists, photographers, managers and more.

I managed to capture a snippet of each show I attended. Here are some of my highlights:

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - Jonte

Jonte Designs: A fairly new WA brand by designer Jonte. Ever since her launch, Jonte consistently releases a stunning collection each new season.

The show featured her beautiful, signature feminine gowns, embroidery, ruffled skirts, sheer fabrics and little pom pom details.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - Morgan Marks
Morgan Marks: Morgan Marks has been designing under her namesake label since 1998, however I haven’t actually heard of it before. I’m so delighted to know of her now, because I love that she has survived through the ups and downs of the fashion industry.

Her runway showcased clothes with beautiful fabrics, expert draping, minimal palette and loose silhouettes.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - ILKA

ILKA: Another WA label I’ve never heard of before! This is one of the coolest things about the fashion festival – discovering WA brands! I was so delighted to see such a full and COOL collection! There were so many items that I wanted and the styling was brilliant!

I loved the flamenco inspired, fun ruffles, and vibrant colours!

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - Megan Salmon
Megan Salmon: A long standing designer in WA fashion. Megan’s runway featured lovely feminine designs, wearable layers, gorgeous artistry and floral prints.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - Flannel

Flannel: Luxurious fabrics, effortless style, boho-beachy vibe. Loved this collection!

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - One Fell Swoop
One Fell Swoop: Wow. Amazing silks, jaw dropping draping, stunning colours, yet still so elegant and sophisticated.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - 33 Poets
33 Poets: Deliciously dark, artisan dyed fabrics, delicate embroidery, lovely draping.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - Aelkemi
Aelkemi: Another wow! High voltage gowns, sexy cutouts, bright bold colours and glamorous metallics.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2017 - Rachel Gilbert
Rachel Gilbert: Stunning sequinned dresses, sheer panels, beautiful fine details!

I can’t wait to pop into each of the stores to have a closer look at the new collections.