The National Showcase at Fashion Paramount will feature four fabulous national designers, Shona Joy, Limedrop, House of Wilde and Kuwaii who will show their Spring Summer 2012/13 collections at this year’s Perth Fashion Festival.
A fun and fresh group of youthful designers, The National Showcase promises to be a bright, colourful and playful fashion spectacle.
For more than a decade Shona Joy has been a prolific player in the Australian fashion industry. She will bring her Spring Summer 2012/13 collection Glass Ceilings to Fashion Paramount, showcasing minimalist silhouettes and tailoring, colour blocking and draping.
Design duo, Clea Garrick and Nathan Price are inspired by happenstance, nature and a keen interest in all disciplines of design. Their label, Limedrop, captures the spirit of possibilities, delivering playful designs with a focus on clean lines, interesting proportions and an innovative approach to print and colour.
Victorian label Kuwaii, is a personal philosophy of dressing by designer Kristy Barber. Each piece is carefully considered, effortless and refined. Kuwaii's emphasis is on interesting and meaningful garments whilst being both stylised and subtly poetic, these garments are intelligent in both their design and production processes.
“The concept for the label was always a more old-fashioned approach, a return to quality throughout all processes. I wanted to produce beautiful pieces made to last for their owners to treasure,” says Kuwaii designer, Kristy Barber.
Kuwaii will bring its Spring Summer 2012/13 collection, Landscape, to the National Showcase, featuring saturated poppy and aqua paired back with soft desert colours to represent the Australian landscape.
Debuting in 2011, House of Wilde is the latest brainchild of much loved designer Alice McCall. House of Wilde features handcrafted embellished pieces with a free-spirited style, loose shapes and earthy, pastel blush colours which harmonise the natural with the neutral.
“For the first time in PFF history, we are delighted to feature four eastern states based designers in The National Showcase group show. Whilst we have had standalone national designer events previously, this is the first time Perth fashion fans will have the opportunity to see some truly cutting edge collections from the east coast all in the one show,” said Chelsey Wayte, Industry Liaison, Perth Fashion Festival.
“Although we will always stay true to our mission to nurture and grow the local WA design industry, as a geographically isolated city it is important to look beyond our borders in order to continue growing and moving forward. When leading national labels and key industry members come to Perth, everyone benefits. The visiting labels gain exposure to media, buyers and consumers and our WA designers are able to act on opportunities that arise and contacts made with their east coast counterparts.”
“The National Showcase is going to be a lot of fun. Expect an array of summer colours, graphic prints, and on-trend cuts.”
Perth Fashion Festival is supported by the State Government through Eventscorp, the Department of Culture and the Arts and the City of Perth.
Further information on PFF 2012 program of events will be unveiled in coming weeks.
Perth Fashion Festival 19-25 September 2012.
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