Harris a big hit in Perth
Samantha Harris. Picture: Robert Duncan/ The West Australian

Top indigenous model Samantha Harris has revealed the strangest thing happened to her when she made her first visit to Perth last year.

"Something which has never happened to me before is that I had young girls following me down the street for photos," Harris, who was in town for the Perth Fashion Festival, tells AAA Weekend.

"It was a definite highlight, it has never happened to me before."

Now Harris can't wait to head back to Perth next weekend as the Urban Couture Ambassador for the City of Joondalup's burgeoning fashion event.

Next Saturday, she will headline a pop-up runway at Sorrento Beach and she is excited that her young fans will be able to come along because it is a free event.

"I am the ambassador for the event and I am really excited about it," she says.

"I will be on the catwalk on Saturday and it is a free event, and everyone can come along as it is a great initiative that supports up-and-coming designers and established WA designers."

The 23-year-old is looking forward to checking out more local fashion after being impressed with what she saw last year.

"WA really stepped it up, it really wasn't what I was expecting," she says.

"I walked in the Skye and Staghorn show while I was there last year and I love their swimwear, they are always fun. Not your typical bikinis that you normally see.

"I also had the pleasure of meeting Aurelio Costarella and I loved his clothes, so pretty and amazing."

The West Australian

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