South West Fashion Festival (SWFF) will be presenting a series of fashion related events running on August 7 & 8 here at BREC.
This will be the 5th annual event whose aim is to increase awareness in the South West for fashion designers and related industries. SWFF offers space for these groups to showcase, network and sell their products.
Past SWFF events have included runway parades showcase designers with small ranges to those with more substantial lines.
As this is a milestone year for the Festival, they are inviting our past "Faces" back, plus inviting Caitlin Lomax, PFF Face in previous years. Caitlin was a founding member of SWFF and she is keen to support the SWFF as an ambassador.
Friday 7 August, 6.30pm
Amazing creations by local designers and artists with parades by WA designers. All food and wine is included in the ticket price, as well as entertainment and celebrity interviews.
Saturday 8 August, 1pm
Beautiful ranges from local retailers, plus a runway "workshop" on putting together celebrity looks from local boutiques. We will be launching the new season of international cult label Hell Bunny, exclusive to SWFF plus a range of vintage couture from the Darnell Collection.
Saturday 8 August, 6.30pm
Fabulous roadshow of collections by WA designers. We will also be showcasing local talent. All food and wine is included in the ticket price, as well as entertainment
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So what is in store for 2015! Friday evening will begin with Futurism inspired Art to Wear. Each artist has created garments based on the Icosahedron shape, combining their interpretation and art genre to make something quite unique. Special guest Charlotte Smith, renowned fashion curator and collector will interview local celebrity guests, all broadcast online. Designer parades will follow with hand-picked clips of past faces, festivals and shoots. On Saturday morning American born and Blue Mountain based Charlotte will host a Champagne Brunch at Casellas. Using her natural charm and skills she will enthral guests with her fashion stories while showing a snippet from her vast collection of both contemporary and vintage couture (Her entire collection is in excess of 8500). Charlotte will then go on to present a lecture at 3pm, where she will focus on Future Stars in fashion.