Nicole Trunfio, Gemma Ward and Jessica Gomes are just some of the top models who have previously graced the Perth Fashion Festival runways over the past fifteen years.
But PFF is hoping to increase the presence of indigenous Australians on the catwalks at this year's event, which kicks off on September 11.
Six budding indigenous models - Duana Councillor, Nyima McNarama, Sara Cooper, Rhianna Couzens, Sharni-Leigh Kittow and Khadeeja Regan-Lambey - auditioned at a special model casting at the Hyatt Regency Perth, where they impressed PFF founder and director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan. Cooper, Couzens and Kittow travelled from regional areas to audition.
Harvey-Hanrahan said PFF was looking forward to establishing a bigger contingency of indigenous models as the festival grows and evolves. "We have such incredible, unique talent in WA," she said. "Girls come to walk for PFF from all over our state, from Canarvon to Kalgoorlie to Mt Barker.
"Perth Fashion Festival has a vision to celebrate everything that is WA, how fortunate we are to have such beauties to showcase to the rest of the world."
Tonight, hundreds of local models will strut their stuff at the official 2013 Perth Fashion Festival model casting, also at the Hyatt, where they will be hoping to impress the judging panel and gain a spot on the runway for PFF's crystal anniversary festival.
The judging panel will include Harvey-Hanrahan and designers Ruth Tarvydas, One Fell Swoop's Daniel Romanin and Nikolina Ergic, and Zhivago design duo Lara Kovacevich and Lydia Tsvetnenko.
The Indigenous casting comes on the back of news that Australia's number one indigenous model Samantha Harris will head to Perth next month as a star guest of PFF, and to also tweet exclusively for The West Australian.