Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
In a concept-first for Perth Fashion Festival (PFF), Paperskye, Lisa Marjanovich, Little Gracie, Poppy Lissiman, On Tour and Bhalo will showcase their Spring Summer 2011/12 collections in a series of designer capsule runway shows at Fashion Paramount in September.

Designer Capsules 1 and 2 will each present three Western Australian designer collections. Each designer will present 15-20 looks with their own choice of runway theme, music, lighting, hair, make-up and models.

The designer capsule concept was introduced to the Festival this year to expand the runway showcase opportunities for designers.

“We have integrated dedicated capsule shows into this year’s program to provide designers that aren’t having standalone shows a forum in which they can present an edited version of their latest collections on a grand scale,” said Perth Fashion Festival Designer Liaison, Jacqui Brown.

“These shows will also give audiences a unique opportunity to view each designer’s collection and learn more about his or her aesthetic. Every capsule show will be individualised so the essence of each designer is clearly conveyed and guests will have a sense of having been to three stand-alone shows within the one event,” Ms Brown said.

Describing Designer Capsule 1, which features Paperskye, Lisa Marjanovich and Little Gracie, Ms Brown, said the show would be “one for the girls”, characterised by the soft, feminine, “girly” charm of the showing designers.

Paperskye was the winner of the 2009 WA Fashion Awards Designer of Tomorrow category, and has since gone on to show at Rosemount Australia Fashion Week (RAFW).

Little Gracie was this year accepted into the prestigious American Paris Academy of Fashion in France. Designer, Ebony Harding flies to Paris to attend the Academy later this year, but will be back in time for her collection’s showing at PFF.

For Lisa Marjanovich, tipped by Perth’s fashion community as ‘the next big thing’, Designer Capsule 1 will showcase her debut collection.

Designer Capsule 2, featuring Poppy Lissiman, On Tour and Bhalo, is tipped to be an extravaganza of colour and print, thanks to the bright style and fabrics used by the three designers.

Poppy Lissiman, who has developed a cult following in Dubai, Australia’s East Coast and WA, creates her own digital prints and showed earlier this year at RAFW.

On Tour is the only label on the PFF runway this year representing Southern WA. Designer, Alicia Sorgiovanni from Harvey, will showcase her casual and colourful designs, inspired by the relaxed country lifestyle she’s grown to adore.

The earthiness of Melbourne-based designer, Jess Priemus’ label, Bhalo will also be showcased, featuring her designs created using only ethically and organic hand-made fabrics from Bangladesh.

Designer Capsules 1 and 2 will be held at Fashion Paramount, Hackett Hall – Western Australian Museum.

Dates for Designer Capsules 1 and 2 will be confirmed in the coming weeks, along with the complete PFF 2011 program of events and venues.

Perth Fashion Festival will be held from 21 – 27 September.


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Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) is Western Australia's largest annual premier fashion event.

Perth Fashion Festival will be held from 21 – 27 September 2011.

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