Haute arts couture: Wearable Art Mandurah launched in Perth

Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams at the Wearable Art Mandurah launch.
Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams at the Wearable Art Mandurah launch.

SOME of the amazing creations from Wearable Art Mandurah were showcased in Perth this morning at a media launch.

Models paraded through the Parmelia House lobby, while designers shared their inspiration for their pieces.

WA Opera youth ambassador Paris Cusac sang for the audience and demonstrated how mesmerising performance art could be.

Paris Cusac wearing butterfly collector by Diana Kelly.

The media launch was an opportunity for people to get a sneak peak of what to expect from event.

Ellie Wilson models Anthozoa by Svenja.

Wearable Art Mandurah encourages participants and spectators to view the body as a medium and the stage as a canvas for encouraging new ways of viewing the world thorough revolutionary works of art on the body.

Georgia Kelly wearing Netglitz by Carmel Ryan.


The premiere event of its kind in Australia, Wearable Art Mandurah now attracts entrants from across the world.

Holly Hopkins models Morphette by designer Oceana Piccone.

The 2018 competition has seen the largest amount of entries, with 132 participants from Australia and abroad, including the USA, China, the UK, India, New Zealand, Switzerland and Romania.

Some of the wearable art will be on display in the Parmelia House lobby, St Georges Terrace, until mid June.

WHAT: Wearable Art Mandurah
WHERE: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
WHEN: June 9 to 10
TICKETS: Visit https://wearableartmandurah.com

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