After opening to rave reviews last year, the Designer Capsule runway
shows will once again feature high on the Perth Fashion Festival (PFF)
calendar at Fashion Paramount in September 2012.
of Western Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming and established
designers, Designer Capsules 1 and 2 will showcase the Spring Summer
2012/13 collections of Daniella Caputi, Zsadar, Lisa Marjanovich, The
Butcher and the Crow, Kim Barton, Steph Audino and Garth Cook.
introduced the designer capsule concept in 2011 to expand the runway
showcase opportunities for its local designers. Each designer will
present 15-20 looks with their own choice of runway theme, music,
lighting, hair, make-up and models.
“We are excited to feature
the Designer Capsule shows for the second year running at Perth Fashion
Festival. The shows were a huge success in 2011 and will make a return
on the back of positive feedback received from both designers an
d guests,” Perth Fashion Festival Designer Liaison, Chelsey Wayte said.
capsule show appeals to a different demographic, allowing guests to
view multiple labels in the one show. The Designer Capsule format allows
each label to put their own creative stamp on their individual
showcase, and provides more runway opportunities for the ever-growing
contingent of talented WA designer labels.”
Designer Capsule 1,
featuring Daniella Caputi, Zsadar, Lisa Marjanovich, The Butcher and the
Crow is set to take on an edgy, somewhat dark theme that will create an
air of mystery for guests.
Following the success of showing at
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012, ZSADAR will showcase its
latest collection, Mysteries of the Organism on home soil. ZSADAR
designer Shane Newton explores the idea of mutated beauty in his
collection which represents sabotage and the sublime.
Having showcased her debut collection at PFF 2011, Lisa Marjan
ovich will return with her beautifully feminine yet sensually confident pieces.
Caputi has continued to build her brand since establishing in 2009.
Inspired by architecture and its theories, Daniella Caputi’s collection
will explore the surface of architecture and its relationship with
fashion and design.
Established in 2009, The Butcher and the Crow
was nominated in the same year for Perth Fashion Festival Designer of
Tomorrow and has continued to be inspired by beautiful fabrics and
specialised dying techniques, celebrating handmade design at its most
Designer Capsule 2 features Kim Barton, Steph Audino and Garth Cook and will provide guests with a flirty and playful show.
Barton will make her Perth Fashion Festival debut since launching her
label this year. Through thoughtful construction and attention to detail
Kim Barton oozes a feeling of cool sophistication.
Audino’s trademark att
ention to detail and romantic designs are inspired by her travels and
her everyday surroundings. Her latest collection Seaside Sanctuary is
inspired by the captivating nature found in and around the ocean.
Garth Cook returns to PFF bringing his well-defined, clean, contemporary and forward designs to Designer Capsule 2.
Capsules 1 and 2 will be held on the Fashion Paramount runway at
Hackett Hall – Western Australian Museum in September 2012. Designers
for the third and final capsule show will be announced in the coming
Perth Fashion Festival is supported by the State
Government through Eventscorp, the Department of Culture and the Arts
and the City of Perth.
Further information on PFF 2012 program of events will be unveiled in coming weeks.
Perth Fashion Festival 19-25 September 2012.
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