PFF Opening Runway
With a fresh troupe of creatives flourishing in the Perth fashion scene, it’s appropriate that this year’s Perth Fashion Festival opening runway belonged to the new generation. Generation Next acknowledged the “creative soul” of Perth while celebrating everything that is good about the isolated capital -its people. With 52 designers to be featured in PFF’s closing night runway, it’s not surprising to find out that Saturday night’s Future Runway is already completely sold out!
Here’s the Perth Fashion Festival Generation Next runway, from back stage and out front, as we saw it.
Metallic silver mesh slip dresses sans side panels, fine-chain fringing and tassles over silver minis and drop earings to the hip, opened the runway. Complemented with silver painted Doc Martens boots, Little Dove, a jewellery label based in Fremantle, oozed both sass and elegance.
Unity and Frank
Reimagined 60’s themes of the future brought out a new kind of day wear with hints of athleisure wear. Mixing patterns and fabric textures, and eye-catching ruching, Unity and Frank favours the “oversized sleeve”, which in this case was less about puffy and more about dragging from each arm, like a bridal train along the floor.
Giving a new direction to Australia’s love affair with the pant suit, Wisniewski introduced elasticised high waisted pants with pinch pleating and matching crop tops in leather look-alike fabric. This collection harked back to a 60’s aesthetic, contrasted with futuristic metallic textures.
P’Junk by Kate Hannah
Mixed tartans, colourful oversized pom-poms and tartan layers mixed with shiny tulle made for an eclectic collection for which P’Junk is becoming known. Always colourful, P’Junk models strutted the runway to AC/DC’s Thunderstruck.
Five Second Rule
Iridescent lime green metallic pants paired with dark, non-reflective knit tops in orange and vice-versa contrasted colours and textures.
To the strains of Peggy Lee’s “Is that all there is?” FEMTONIC treated Perth fashion go-ers to Cossak style tunics in pink tartans and trims. Structured hip level coats with high collars and oversized flower pod shaped sleeve cuffs brought an element of daring to the collection, over layers of metallic tulle in pastel pink.
Ginger Never Cries
Boatneck tops, high waisted pants and sheer plastic blazer style coats, featured in this collection. Tied at the front and worn over tulle skirts in shades of pale salmon or soft translucent aqua, Ginger Never Cried effortlessly blended skirt and coat styles of the thirties with future trends in textures and fabrics.
Plunging backs and black ruffled skirts featured in this romantic collection of layered skirts in black or soft lime. Romantic silhouettes featured in this collection that was shown to the evocative tune of once-banned track, Je T’aime.
This new collection by Hoodedwept showcased their favoured structured monochromes in mens, womens and unisex pieces. Add pointed shoulder pads for a bit of quirk and metallic slip dresses for being on point.
All Runway Images: Stefan Gosatti
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