You’ll want to stay forever!
On Saturday evening, two of my favourite designers here in Perth, Western Australia, showcased their designs as part of Designer Runway 2 for Telstra Perth Fashion Festival (TPFF). They were among 12 designers showcasing that night, all of whom I hold in high design esteem, which is why this particular runway show (when there were so many fab ones to choose from) was always going to make my worth casing list.
It’s no easy feat, featuring 12 designers in the one show and in a certain time frame and true to form TPFF didn’t disappoint with this show but I found myself on a number of occasions wanting to hit the pause button so I could get a better look and freeze frame certain styles. It was all over so quickly and I found I didn’t want the show or the night to end.
I’m sure the designers felt the same way. Months of hard work and stress, especially last minute backstage shenanigans and it is all over in a matter of minutes.
Thankfully, the photographer pit was full to overflowing, capturing the moment for me so I could take the show in front row. Even still, I found myself craving a little backstage action or an up close and personal, meet and greet with all the designs and designers afterwards but I appreciate that’s not exactly how things work with shows running to a tight schedule.
With a host of talented bloggers and media also in attendance, that tackle the whole editorial after a show like this so well, I’m not going to give you a blow by blow report. Instead, I’m going to point you in their direction (see below), so I can turn the focus on my two favourites from the runway that night…
There’s something about Jonté’s designs that makes me wish her contribution to TPFF was more stand alone. I’ve seen a sneak peek of the entire collection and I have no idea how the designer ended up selecting just five pieces to showcase. As gorgeous as the selections were on the runway, this is just a small snippet and there really is so much more on offer with her latest collection.
While I probably need to be twenty years younger for a lot of Jonté’s innovative designs, the pieces that have made it into my wardrobe are fast becoming my favourites. Like the Relic kimono and my divine black silk shirt. Now if only I had the legs for the high waisted leather shorts that my daughter is currently living in.
Speaking of daughters, with two out of three in senior high school and graduations just around the corner, you can’t believe how delighted I am that Jonté designs is also offering a selection of her designs for hire as well as sale. More on the hire side of things coming to AMC soon as event season goes into overdrive here in Perth.
You only have to scan through my Instagram feed, to know I’m a huge fan of Jessica Bratich. Jessica’s bags are my constant plus ones at local and interstate events.
Not that there is a competition or that anyone is really counting but I’m guessing aside from Jessica herself, I would have one of the biggest JB leather bag collections in town. I can’t get enough. Everything from travel bags, wallets, laptop bags, clutches and handbags. They are the perfect way to make a stylish statement, while keeping things practical, without needing to go to too much effort or calling a stylist.
Jessica has now moved away from leather with her latest collection, making her designs more affordable in the process. With four social media influencers acting as Ambassadors, all contributing to the design process, there is more than a little something for everyone in this latest collection.
Earlier in the month, I attended Jessica’s collection launch and met three of the Ambassadors behind the designs. Like the collection itself, it was a whole lot of fun. I already have my eye on one or two bags that will be making their way into my wardrobe and featuring on the blog soon.
Jessica, also designed the jewellery and jumpsuits that hit the runway with her bag designs on Saturday night. The jewellery side of things is already available for purchase via her website, with the latest body jewellery not far behind and we will have to stay tuned as to whether the jumpsuits will make it off the runway and into production.
More coverage of Designer Runway 2 and TPFF 2015:
Want more, more, more? I suggest you head over and start casing these talented Perth bloggers…
The Fashionable Mum
Keeping it Real Style
A little proof that I do occasionally get in front of the camera and that I clearly have no idea what I’m doing…… and yes I’m sporting a
double chin and grey regrowth Jessica Bratich handbag. For all those that keep asking about it, since the Instagram share… It’s the Melissa and it is currently on SALE!
WORTH CASING WEDNESDAY
If you have a blog post worth casing this week, this is the place to link up….
Coming up….. Just who in Ptown is helping me get event ready and why I’ve been clutching at straws in this regard.
Thanks to The Fashionable Mum for the front row iPhone images. My days of dragging my DSLR front row or crouching in the photographer pit are well and truly behind me.