The closing night of Perth Fashion Festival 2012 in the Government House Ballroom was the perfect evening to wrap up and celebrate the 14th year of the festival. The night was aptly named 'Giving Back is the New Black' as 17 interpretations of the little black dress were showcased by some WA's most emerging and established designers!
Labels featured included Ruth Tarvydas, Wheels & Dollbaby, Poppy Lissiman, Zhivago, Fenella Peacock, Megan Salmon, Morrison, Story By Tang, One Fell Swoop, Ae’lkemi, Paper Skye, Little Gracie, Breathless, Ange Lang, Jaime Lee Major, Garth Cook and Ellery.
The dresses are now being auctioned to raise money for the Ready to Work charity, which assists disadvantaged, disabled and long-term unemployed women to enter the work place.
Sarah Pauley opened the show in an exquisit black lace gown by Ae'lkemi with her fiery red hair a striking contrast. All the models kept with the masquerade theme of the evening with dramatic head wear and masks specially designed by local millinery Reny Kestel. Brad Ngata from L'Oreal complimented Kestel's work by creating strikingly high, crimped and teased bouffants.
Closing with a second parade full of colourful outfits from the past week, the show's extremely talented project manager Jacqui Brown bought the end of PFF2012 back to the bold colourful beginning of the Program Launch in August.
Congratulations to all the designers, volunteers and Perth Fashion Festival team that made the 2012 festival certainly one to remember!!
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Extra images of PFF2012 on The Satchel's FACEBOOK page.
All photos by me!