On Friday night I battled the winds and rains to get to the WA Designers Collection show at the WA Museum. It was my first Perth Fashion Festival show and it was amazing! All of the designers featured are absolutely incredible and so, so talented. I may have taken a few too many photos (and taken a while to figure out my camera settings! Oops. Hopefully my next show goes a bit better!) so be warned, this is quite a photo-heavy post!
Martini + Coz's collection had a really grungy, mod vibe to me. I couldn't believe all the different ways they worked leather into their collection! There was even a leather crop top with leather pants and a leather jacket tied around the waist. SO MUCH LEATHUH. I loved the Union Jack dress as well - paired with the crown, it was very Vivienne Westwood.
I liked this dress by Monster Alphabets. It was like a sexy, modern take on the Marilyn Monroe white dress. Their whole monochromatic collection was impeccably styled and look so fresh and crisp.
Catini Designs had some incredible pleated pieces. The last dress in particular flowed so beautifully when it was going down the runway.
Anna Excell had these amazing outfits in some fantastic colours. I loved the orange and burgundy, but there were also some bright bright pink and some really beautiful lilac. It was just so sharply tailored and classic and ARGH I JUST WANT TO WEAR BLOCK COLOURS AND LOOK SOPHISTICATED TOO.
I was SO EXCITED to see the Little Gracie collection! It's one of my all-time favourite labels. I love that it's so unapologetically girlie and feminine, and I would wear any one of those gorgeously whimsical designs (especially the icy blue dress with the ruffled neckline!). The models also walked to Big Girls Don't Cry by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and it really set the mood for a lovely collection. Well, that and the balloon boy. It was an amazing collection.
The Ange Lang dresses were so gorgeous and dramatic. They reminded me of a costume from Murder On The Orient Express - very 1920s femme fatale style. The collection was styled beautifully, as well. I love the clear bangles paired with the ivory dress below.