Perth Racing’s Prive Fashion Platform Runway to showcase local designers

Jonte Pike, Jessica Bratich-Johnson and Juvelle Behrendorff. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d473610
Jonte Pike, Jessica Bratich-Johnson and Juvelle Behrendorff. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d473610

EIGHT WA designers will take to the catwalk as part of Perth Racing’s Prive Fashion Platform Runway at Ascot on October 7.

Hillarys accessory designer Jessica Bratich-Johnson, along with Jonte Designs, Only one Ashley, Suited for Him, Ete Swimwear, J. Porter Clothing, Reny Kestel Millinery and Tania Claire Accessories will showcase their spring summer collections as styled by Australian Style Institute’s Stylist of the Year Juvelle Behrendorff.

Bratich-Johnson said she was excited to unveil her latest Jessica Bratich collection and new branding which was yet to be seen on the runway.

“It’s really exciting,” she said.

“My collection has a mix of colour, prints and black featuring different fabrics such as faux fur, leopard and then my usual vegan leather.

“I’ve really played around with using different fabrics this collection.”

Bratich-Johnson, who also recently launched her new children’s line of handbags, said after a successful inaugural event at Ascot last year, teaming up with Perth Racing made sense.

“This is our second year at Ascot and we are really excited as it’s is an amazing venue and its become a great partnership between us.

“They are really getting behind us and supporting designers and in a tough retail market, it’s very important.”

Hoping it becomes an annual event, the mother-of-two said the event aimed to provide a VIP experience to guests at an affordable price.

“Guests are not only treated to an amazing runway but there’s also a two-hour canaps and drink package plus this year guests will be able to buy what they like straight off the runway and there will also be an after party.”

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