With the Perth Fashion Festival just a week away, I have the pleasure of presenting the work of one of the most prominent and glamorous West Australian fashion labels, Ruth Tarvydas, an absolute legend of Australian fashion.
Ruth started her career in the 1960s, and is thought of as a pioneer in exporting Australian fashion to the world. Her garments are available internationally, and her flagship store is in King Street, Perth.
On the left, I’m wearing one of Ruth Tarvydas’ signature styles – all over sequins or beading. This particular one is called “Metallica” and is covered with metal sequins. It’s deliciously special, and I make a lovely, soft jingle as I walk. It’s definitely a LOOK AT ME DRESS!
On the right is “Leaves”, an exclusive limited edition dress. It fits so well and it feels great. I love the combination of details – petals, tassles and sheer rouching.
The best word to describe a Tarvydas dress is – Glamour! The label is all about sexy feminine looks, bold attitude, sparkly and shimmery textures, modern yet timeless styles.
On the left, the grey dress was just so cute! For a strapless dress holding a large amount of fabric, it felt very secure. I loved the layers and the ruffles.
And on the right, I’m wearing a blue dress which features another of Tarvydas’ signature styles – the plunging, jewelled back line. The front of the dress has some jewels on its shoulder, and a lovely simple, cowl neckline. The back! OMG it’s so glamorous! I love it!
Tarvydas also has an excellent website, with gorgeous photos of all the dresses, and an online store! Definitely worth a look!
Tarvydas Flagship Store
32 King Street
Perth, WA 6000
Tel: +618 9322 7004
You can find more information on international stockists at the Tarvydas website.
Ruth Tarvydas will be showcasing her Spring Summer 09/10 collection at the upcoming Perth Fashion Festival, with her own feature show at Fashion Paramount on Wednesday, 9th September. Tickets are on sale now.