Designer Spotlight | Kim Barton

Kim Barton

  Australian designer Kim Barton sets fashion forward trends with an intuition for setting the bar before it is even seen in other labels or brands. This season’s designs include an asymmetrical scalloped skirt and an elegant blouse with a crisscross neck wrap. This is exactly what caught my eye to make me pursue this label. I first saw Kim Barton featured on the runway at Perth Fashion Festival this fall and realized that she has what it takes to possibly be the next Kate Spade or … [Read more...]

Unveiled | 200 Years of Wedding Glamour

200 years of wedding glamour

Unveiled, the exhibit, opened its doors in Perth, Australia in collaboration with London's Victoria and Albert Museum after appearing in Singapore. The exhibit displays wedding gowns from the 1800s up to recent fashion icons Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese. The wedding gallery, on display in Perth until March 24, is complete with an optional high tea at the entrance of the exhibition. I had the opportunity to cover the event and to get a sneak peek of the exhibit as one of the first fashion … [Read more...]

Designer Spotlight | Betty Tran

Betty Tran fashion show

  Betty Tran is a well-known designer based out of Perth, Australia. Her designs are sophisticated and elegant and cater to the fashionable women that are up-to-date with trends. Tran launched her store in Perth with the Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi on hand. The Lord Mayor also wore an ensemble from the designer and made a speech to guests on how pleased she was to have Betty Tran represent their city of Perth. The new line is full of solids, staple pieces and elegant apparel with … [Read more...]

PIPPA MCMANUS Fashion Illustrator

PIPPA MCMANUS Fashion Illustrator

    Fashion Illustrator Pippa McManus showcased her ‘With Flowers In Their Hair’ exhibition tonight in Perth, Australia. The renowned artist was the face of Perth Fashion Festival this season. The fashion illustrator most commonly takes real life photography and completes the photo by hand, adapting the pictures into amazing artwork – her work is absolutely astounding. The images are incredible and if placed in your home or office the art work really livens up any space. They … [Read more...]

Australia | Street Style

Australia Fashion

Fashion Columnist Haili Z seeks out Australia’s runways, boutiques, and top fashion houses this fall to explore the trends from down under! In the cities of Perth and Sydney Haili also spots the street fashion. Plenty of style in two of Australia’s fashion capitols to go around and what better way to pull style inspiration than from the locals wearing the local fashion? Sass and Bide is a household name to Australians and is a top fashion house in the country. Using whimsical patterns and … [Read more...]

Behind the Seams | Perth Fashion Festival

Perth Fashion Festival

  I traded Texas for Australia this fall to get an exclusive look at the Perth Fashion Week backstage -exclusively covering the runway from the front row and to get a peek at all of the looks before they hit the runway. Perth Fashion Festival's Designer Capsule 2 is my first stop featuring looks from up and coming Australian designers Kim Barton, Steph Audino, and Garth Cook. The designers are all located in Perth but the fashion is sure to go global with the extraordinary work … [Read more...]