Perth Fashion Festival Day One
The 12th annual Perth Fashion Festival kicked off last night with a star-studded, invitation-only launch event that took place at the Festival's Fashion Bar presented by City of Perth.
Attended by 600 guests, notable attendees included Perth's Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, the Premier Colin Barnett and wife Lyn, Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan, Tony Sage, participating designers Jaime Lee Major, Alison Cotton, Poppy Lissiman, Garth Cook, Timothy Godbold and Tané Andrews, media personalities Em Rusciano, Karina Carvalho and Narelda Jacobs as well as international and national media guests.
The exclusive party was hosted by Perth Fashion Festival's International Ambassador and esteemed fashion photographer, Russell James.
Russell James celebrated the launch of his fashion photographic book, V2 and guests were given a sneak peek into the seven day fashion extravaganza with a unique V2 inspired 'fashion moment' featuring 12 models presenting 25 different looks all influenced by the nude colour palette of the season.
As well as last night's launch party, yesterday's events included industry experts, Alison Cotton, Emer Diviney, Liz Casella and Pamela Stecker sharing their fashion world experiences with some of Perth's most enthusiastic design students and budding designers in a Masterclass; Restyle, an innovative catwalk show featuring recycled clothes and accessories; and A Touch of Wool III which showcased the exciting wool collections of five local labels.Perth Fashion Festival
9 - 15 September 2010www.perthfashionfestival.com.au