Perth Fashion Festival Launch

Gala Red Carpet Event

The Perth Fashion Festival season has launched with a bang! The first of 6, weekly, red carpet affairs to precede the festival runways that will be held during 12-14 September, was held last Thursday at Raine Square in the city.

TV presenter and journo Rebecca Johns hosted the night, and after guests were welcomed by Local Member John Carey, DJ Calire O’Shea from House of FADJ set the vibe. A brilliantly curated runway of  Empire Rose  designs was warmly received by an appreciative crowd, and the designs were then made available to members of the public to view for free on the ground floor. Following the parade, guests were treated to a screening in the Palace Nova Cinema, of cutting-edge documentary Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak & Chic.  The crowd LOVED it! Make no mistake – this was  a fashion gala event of the best kind. The Perth fashion set turned out in their finest and if you weren’t there, you truly missed out.

Each Thursday until 5 September, the Perth Fashion Festival will continue with its celluloid celebration of fashion at Raine Square, considered by many to be the heart of luxury fashion in Perth’s CBD. So great was the atmosphere at the gala, that if it’s possible, we’d expect even more people to show up at the next one!

What’s Next

The red carpet and film program continues with:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
8 August
Hosted by fashionista Melissa Graham, with Tiffany’s themed surprises!

Timeless Fashion Icon Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys

Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent
15 August
Hosted by fashion maven Olivia Vlachou, with live fashion illustrations by Mekel Illustrations.

Yves Saint Laurent

The September Issue
22 August
Hosted by fashion and media doyenne Di Bauwens, with personalised Vogue Magazine Covers via a fun photobooth.

Annour Wintour -The September Issue


29 August
Hosted by style queen Katerina Janceska, with a touch of vintage-class dress theme and a pop-up gallery exhibition.

Fashion Designer Halston

Sex and The City

5 September
Hosted by Pieta Sharpe from Perth Happenings with DJ Kylie Pearsall from House of FADJ. Guests are encouraged to wear their best SATC outfits for photo booth fun, with prizes for best dressed.

Sex and the City - movie screening as part of the Perth Fashion Festival 2019

What’s in Store

Each screening includes the pre-film cocktails with themed fashion displays, entertainment and something Perth does very well, gift bags, compliments of Raine Square! Excellent value at only $30, less if you’re a Palace Nova member. Purchase your tickets here.

While everything has its critics, The Perth Fashion Festival has never disappointed and it looks like all the stops are being pulled out for 2019! The Gala opening surprised and delighted the fashion set.  As a guide to what’s in store this year, all bets are off. Festival organisers are going all out to make the 2019 festival better than the last! Is that even possible? The full festival runs from 5-14 September with tickets being released soon.

To see why Perth punches well above its weight in the fashion festival stakes, read all about its 2018 opening night extravaganza here.


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