The West

Fashion

  1. Telstra joins fashion festival as major sponsor

    Telstra joins fashion festival as major sponsor

    Perth Fashion Festival has signed its first naming rights sponsor, with Telstra putting its name to it for the next five years.

  2. Fashion week menswear a mute point

    Fashion week menswear a mute point

    Menswear hasn’t really had much of a look-in at Australian Fashion Week over the years, so it was a refreshing change to see two excellent shows this year that focused primarily on directional menswear.

  3. Zhivago channels 80s sci-fi

    Zhivago channels 80s sci-fi

    Last night waiting for WA label Zhivago’s show to start, I began to feel a little bit like I was on a set for cult sci-fi film Blade Runner.

  4. Copy Kates rush to emulate look

    Copy Kates rush to emulate look

    Within moments of the Duchess of Cambridge marking the start of her family’s Australasian tour this week, her worldwide fashionista following rushed online to try and emulate her look.

  5. Sustainable show a welcome initiative

    Sustainable show a welcome initiative

    I've just come back from the Clean Cut showcase of sustainable and ethical fashion at the Hughes Gallery in Surry Hills, held as part of this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia schedule.

  6. Burberry Boomtown affair cut short

    Burberry Boomtown affair cut short

    Fashion label pulling out of WA less than five years after star-studded opening.

  7. Spirit of  Rio shines at  fashion week

    Spirit of Rio shines at fashion week

    I still remember the lovely jacquard opera coats, and this year the designer revisited that fabric, but in more of a daywear format.

  8. Subtle details put twist on Lee's simplicity

    Subtle details put twist on Lee's simplicity

    Dion Lee has such cachet in the Australian fashion industry that even his “diffusion” label gathered a massive audience on day three of Fashion Week Australia.

  9. WA duo paired with flair

    WA duo paired with flair

    Ni Store is the phoenix that has risen from the ashes of two former Perth-based labels, Nikki Loueza and pinchandspoon.

  10. Maticevski adds fashion 'wow' factor

    Maticevski adds fashion 'wow' factor

    I overheard an international fashion blogger tell a colleague today that he found the work of Australian fashion designers interesting but that their shows at Fashion Week tended to lack a certain “wow” factor.

  11. Snakes add venom to fashion show

    Snakes add venom to fashion show

    There’s no better way to ensure that you get the photographer’s pit in a lather at Fashion Week than by sending a model down the runway holding a live snake.

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