Fashion festival sure to sizzle

THIS year�s Perth Fashion

Festival is set to be the biggest and brightest yet.

Now in its 17th year, the event has helped pave the way for emerging designers including Wild Horses and Jonte, while others such as Betty Tran and Steph Audino have been

catapulted on to the world stage.

Since launching their first

collections at PFF a few years ago, Tran and Audino�s labels have gone global.

Audino will return from the US just in time for her show on the closing night with PFF favourite Alvin Fernandez of Ae�lkemi fame, while Tran -who will miss this year�s festival – is heading to Los Angeles to show off her new collection.

For others such as Melanie Greensmith of Wheels and Dollbaby it is a way to come back to where it all started, and bringing with her

international burlesque star, designer and model Dita Von Teese. There�s no doubt the show will go off with a bang.

Belinda Cipriano

– deputy editor