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Fashion gurus team up for good cause
Pippa McManus and Shane Newton. Picture: Nic Ellis/The West Australian

A band of WA's leading creatives will come together for a good cause when the inaugural charity fundraiser Remedy makes its debut tonight.

The brainchild of All of the Above Creative, Remedy will involve a runway show and silent auction at the agency's studio in one40william and is hoping to raise $10,000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Local designers such as Zsadar, Garth Cook and Little Gracie will present looks alongside works from artists including Pippa McManus, Andy Quilty and Anya Brock.

Ahead of the event, Zsadar designer Shane Newton told AAA he had a special reason for getting involved.

"It is a really close cause for me because both of my grandparents passed away from cancer," he said.

Newton has donated outfits from his last collection for auction and will also offer a sneak peek into his upcoming collection for Designer Capsule #1 at Perth Fashion Festival on Thursday at Fashion Paramount at the WA Museum.

The menswear designer made a striking debut at the festival last year with a faux kidnapping and tattooed models. He said he was planning something different for this year.

"I'm really not sure how people will react to this concept but everything up until now has been extremely positive," Newton said.

Artist McManus has also donated a past work to Remedy and said she was excited to get together with so many other Perth creatives.

Her involvement coincides with news McManus has won an international fashion illustration competition for acclaimed Greek designer Mary Katrantzou and will travel to London Fashion Week as part of the prize.

However, the trip is bittersweet for McManus because it clashes with PFF, for which she is the official illustrator.

"I am off to London on Friday so I am upset because I miss out on Remedy and PFF," she said.

"I have contributed lots of little things to the festival but I won't be here to witness it.

"I am just glad to be able to contribute on so many different levels."

McManus' PFF exhibition, Best Western, runs at HATCH boutique to September 28.

The West Australian

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