The Isolated Nation Guide to the TPFF 2016
It’s that time of year again, where Perth’s leading fashion designers showcase the hottest trends, and exhibit the latest must-have styles. The Telstra Perth Fashion Festival has built quite a reputation for dazzling spectators, with the many runway, industry, and community fashion events throughout September.
This year’s opening night is said to be the biggest in Perth Fashion Festival history featuring labels such as Dion Lee and Romance was Born. Things kick off at Fashion Paramount on the 20th of September.
One of the major runway events generating a lot of hype is British brand Topshop, and their project Fashionably Loud. This free event not only showcases the latest Topshop trends for the upcoming season, but also combines a mixture of high energy music. This dynamic event will surely engage everyone; from the fashion elite, to the general public. If you’re a lover of this recent British addition to the Australian fashion scene, then this runway event is not to be missed.
For all the street style lovers, General Pants Co will showcase their brand new collection at this year’s Perth Fashion Festival. The runway event will feature all the top street wear brands- Ksubi, Insight, Zanerobe, Rollas, Stussy, Wrangler, Levis, and so many more. The General Pants Co event will feature all the freshest styles for the Australian spring and summer ahead. Be one of the first to check out these new looks before they hit stores.
One of Perth’s leading fashion outlets, Enex 100 will once again be presenting their spring/summer runway event. Enex is home to some of the most stylish brands in Perth, including- Jack London, Politix, Goman, MJ Bale, Calibre, Pigeionhole, and many more. This event is frequented by many Telstra Perth Fashion Festival attendees, so be sure to get in early as this one always draws a crowd.
Three of WA’s most talented and notable designers have collaborated to create a unique fashion event- WA Designer Capsule. This project will showcase some of the very latest styles of luxe basics, bohemian style, and relaxed elegance. These unique collections feature some of the finest fabrics; and inspiration is drawn from local surroundings. This one is on the 21st of September and tickets are $69.
The Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2016 is excited to welcome international Singaporean label Whole9Yards, who will debut their spring/summer collection on the 22nd of Septemer. Whole9Yards is a popular brand throughout Singapore, and has also created a fair amount of interest from global fashion networks. The collection that will be previewed at the Perth Fashion Festival, centres on the theme of femininity; with the brand incorporating its signature use of lace, embroidery, and floral motifs. Whole9Yards unique take on classic femininity, makes this label a definite standout within the fashion world. This is a ticketed event and will set you back $69.
Over the years, Northbridge has been transformed into a major fashion destination within Perth. William Street is now home to a multitude of men and women’s high end fashion boutiques. The fashion retailers of William Street have combined to present a runway fashion event- The William Street Collective. This project will showcase some of the leading Northbridge boutiques including Fi & Co, Oli & Sons, Merge Clothing, and the latest edition The Bronze Snake Shop.
The Perth Fashion Council is hosting an exclusive industry event for all you fashion lovers- The WA Forum Morning Tea. This event will allow attendees to gain insider knowledge on the latest fashion trends and expertise. This event allows you to learn from the best creative minds in WA fashion, while also expanding your industry networks. The WA Forum Morning tea is a rare opportunity to gain private access into the world of fashion and business. Let’s not forget, all this industry insight will be accompanied by freshly brewed tea and coffee, as well as a variety of sweet and savory delicacies. Make sure you’re a part of one of the most exciting industry events at this year’s Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.
One of the most talked about community events- Windows of the City is back for the 2016 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. This particular event always draws a crowd with a combination of fashion, visual art, and food. Many of Perth’s biggest retailers along with many small bars and restaurants will partner with some of the most creative minds in the Perth arts sector, to produce a cultural network of dazzling artwork displays which will ultimately bring shop-fronts to life, throughout the City of Perth. This year’s Windows of the City is said to be the best yet! We can’t give too much away; you will just have to see it for yourself. Vote for your favorite window display on perthnow.com.au from August 12 to September 9, to go into the running to win one of four $3,500 shopping sprees.
Everyone loves Fridays, so this year the 2016 Perth Fashion Festival decided to incorporate two of everybody’s favourite thing, fashion and Fridays. The Fri- Yay markets debut’s the very best of Perth’s boutique designers, artists, retailers, and industry creative’s. Fri-Yay markets offers the people of Perth an opportunity to discover a variety of locally made and produced clothing, jewellery, accessories, and so much more. This event aims to involve attendees in the local fashion culture and highlight some of the amazing designers Perth has to offer. If you’re a lover of the hustle and bustle of a vibrant marketplace, then this event is for you.
This year’s Telstra Perth fashion Festival is all about celebrating the innovative, new-wave, true inventiveness of design in its optimum form. The main theme celebrated throughout this year’s festival is the Art of Fashion; a handful of WA’s most prolific designers will celebrate their take on the art of fashion with a breathtaking showcase to close the 2016 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. The 2016 closing night will surpass previous years in every way; this year’s showcase will captivate the eye, intrigue the senses, and present the latest fashion in a revolutionary way. The closing showcase will feature millinery by Reny Kestel, and floral design by Rebecca Grace of Natural Art Flowers.