West Australian Born
by Tiffany Kennedy
Welcome WA Born 2016, featuring marvellous designers who are from our home ‘town’ of Western Australia. With a city that continues to expand and change, so does the fashion that follows it.
Fashion week is officially over in our little (actually quite big) state of Perth. Okay, it’s been over for a short while, but hey, I was on holiday. Anyway, the event of WA Born started off the week of fashion, with exhibitions and the official opening night following it. Designers such as Daphne Wong, Kate Hannah, Koi Girl, Tarah Phan, Ellavanna, and more all come out to display their epic runway looks for a brilliant cause, to bring awareness to the Organ Donation and Transplant Foundation of WA.
As the night began, and I rushed around organising my photographers for the event, everything appeared as though it would be a success. With a sold out show, everyone was eager to make things work, and they had to. Everyone stepped through to get photos against the gorgeous flower backdrop of our Photo Booth, hanging flowers and designs were created for the event and chairs had been laid out for all the VIP’s that were attending that night, which included the designers themselves. We found our marks and prepared ourselves just as the runway was about to start. After a video or two talking about the foundation/ cause, as well as a few interruptions, the show was on its way, and each photographer fought the lighting to get the best images they could of each model, as well as the beautiful designs they were wearing.
The music went so perfectly with every step the models took, most models which had never walked in a runway show before strutted their stuff, and the audience enjoyed it. The show was longer than most others, but it was so enjoyable as everything came together. And watching the lovely Bella Scaturro, who I have shot a few times, walk down this runway was absolutely amazing. As soon as the runway finished everyone felt relieved. The runway came out beautifully, no matter what mishaps may have occurred, it didn’t matter, because everything came together, and that was an amazing feat. Ask anyone, “don’t put your own fashion show together,” they will chant when it comes to event organisation.
The night was a success, and it kicked off the beginning of one of the best Fashion Festivals Perth has ever hosted.
Models via La Mods.
Clothing/Styling via Foxfeet.
Designers: Daphne Wong Fashion Collection, Kate Hannah, Koi Girl, Marlie Fialho Collections, Tarah Phan, Anjel Ms, Qamar Designs, SOB (SISS On Bare) Ellavanna, Sons and Daughters, Valence Couture, and Machete Couture.
Opening Dance Number: WA Stage School. Stage Makeup: Felecia Youard.
Shot on Nikon D3200