Wheels and Dollbaby at Perth Fashion Festival
Perth Fashion Festival's Fashion Paramount hosted another two star-studded events last night with international celebrities and the who's who of WA's fashion set turning up for Student Runway and the highly anticipated, Wheels & Dollbaby runway shows.
Melanie Greensmith's husband Divinyls guitarist Mark McEntee accompanied by band members Roddy Radalj from Hoodoo Gurus, Kevin Reeves of Nitro Vane and Primal Scream drummer Paul Mulreany kicked off the Wheels & Dollbaby extravaganza to Make you Happy.
Melanie Greensmith's muse, Tiah Delaney opened the show in a leopard print silk chiffon cocktail dress.
The 43 piece collection didn't disappoint, staying true to the signature Wheels and Dollbaby style of rock and roll inspired leopard print, rose tattoos, minis and pencil skirts, paired with classic Wheels and Dollbaby cardigans.
The band's playlist included Divinyls favourite I Touch Myself, before Leah Wood (daughter of Rolling Stones band member, Ronnie Wood) joined the band on the catwalk for a live performance of Blondie's Call Me.
Tiah closed the show in typical rock-star style wearing killer heels and leopard print, before being joined by Melanie and Leah on the catwalk.
The star-studded front row included Wheels & Dollbaby fans Bree and Malcolm Day, The Graduate star Rider Strong, Luke Wyllie and Samantha Druce, Eileen Bond, Minister for Culture and the Arts John Day, and Vogue online editor Damien Woolnough.
In the first show of the night - Student Runway - 60 of Western Australia's most exciting and talented design students wowed the sell-out crowd with their show-stopping creations. Each of the students showcased one garment in their selected category which included ready-to-wear women's, ready-to-wear men's, eco-design, contemporary eveningwear and costume couture.
An industry judging panel selected the two top student designers within each of the five categories last night to go on to showcase their garments at the Mercedes Benz WA Fashion Awards (WAFAs) on 15 September.
The top student in each category will win a Kailis Inspiration Award and the overall top three student designers will win the Carton Award.
The 10 finalist student designers announced last night include:
A prelude show saw the debut collections of last year's WA Fashion Awards The Carton Award winners Ellie Meyer, Jane Kelsey and Andrea Wolf grace the catwalk.