Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic

Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic
Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic
Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic
Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic
Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic
Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic
Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic
Stars add to Perth Fashion Festival magic

THERE were unicorns, rainbows, A-list celebrities, lunches, brunches and of course – fashion.

It was the 17th annual Perth Fashion Festival and while there were dozens of shows throughout the week, I’ve come up with a few highlights.

High-end boutique Dilettante opened this year’s Perth Fashion Festival showcasing designers 33 Poets, Toni |Maticevski and Yang Li on the runway.

Maticevski, the star of the show, showcased his latest spring-summer 15-16 collection featuring feminine silhouettes and beautiful constructions in crisp white and metallic hues.

Always a sell-out, this year’s lunch at Ascot Members Lounge featured a delicious two-course lunch accompanied by Australian wines.

Myer ambassador Rachael Finch took to the runway, taking over from festival heartthrob Kris Smith, wearing Alex Perry, Yeojin Bae and Perth designers Morrison and Aurelio Costarella.

Designer to the stars Jaime Lee Major showed off her Lightyears Collection in true Jaime Lee form, complete with Barbies, unicorns, a robot disc jockey and shower of confetti.

The Perth designer, who is also based in Bali, presented the audience with a collection inspired by Japanese theme parks, featuring new hyper-colour digital prints as well as a collaboration with Perth-born, London-based footwear designer Kira Goodey.

The popular free runway show featured Jessica Mauboy in a catwalk appearance in Danni Minogue for Target as well as a performance by the pop princess. Showcasing every shape, size and look, the event was so popular people were peering in from outside.

Up-and-coming designer Steph Audino joined festival veteran Alvin Fernandez in a dazzling runway fit for the red carpets of Hollywood.

Beautiful, lace and embellished gowns graced the runways in pink, white, black and red, while a dual designer walk was the quintessential finish.

The closing show of the festival did not disappoint.

An entrance by burlesque queen Dita Von Teese enticed the audience with a sultry walk down the runway introducing the label’s latest collection.

Von Teese and models of every shape and size sashayed down the catwalk in the label’s signature styles which included pencil skirts, cinched cardigans and “Jessica Rabbit” style gowns.