The 17th annual WA Fashion Awards took place last night at Perth's new style hub, Brookfield Place.
More than 400 guests were invited to walk the red carpet and what a high-profile red carpet it was!
Stunning West Australian fashions were shown off as guests made their way into the terrace courtyard. The Black tie event saw the courtyard a filled by a sea of Costarella, Ae'lkemi and Tarvydas gowns as well as jewels by Sewelley, Bianc and Lust Pearls to mention a few!
With a balmy Perth night and a crowd mingling in marvellous creations, it was certainly a fantastic night to celebrate the amazing creative talent we have here in Western Australia.
After an hour or so of pre-Award festivities and fashion admiration, we moved into the cool foyer of Brookfield Place where we found our seats and enjoyed an acoustic by Little Ebony before the all important presentations
The ceremony was presented by Channel 10 weather presenter, Magdalena Rose and Director of the University of Western Australia's Cultural Precinct, Professor Ted Snell.
Mariella Harvey- Hanrahan (Festival Director, alongside Tony Sage) and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi also gave address, which created not only a sense of pride for our our creative community but also an appreciation for all the hard work that goes into Western Australian fashion, throughout all sectors.
So the presentations began!
First of all, Gabrielle Sullivan (Chadwick) was announced Runway Model of the Year and Grady Wulff (Chadwick), Hot New Model of the Year. Nicole Harrison (Chadwick) picked up the Photographic Model of the Year.
Half way through the presentations guests were treated to a display by Fliptease Aerialist, Scott Craig who hung from the ceiling of the foyer.
Models also walked among guests showing off fashions by Ae'lkemi , Flannel, Garth Cook, Kim Barton, Martini & Coz, Sewellery, Steph Audino, Tindale, Wild Horses and Zsadar.
Then the presentations continued…
STM best dressed boutique – Hatch
Best blogger – It's Now Cool
Fitness First Platinum Fine Details Award – Sewellery
Total Digital Creative Edge – Pippa McManus
CBA Designer for Tomorrow – Shane Newton Zsadar
City of Perth Most Innovative Designer of the Year – Ae'lkemi
And the winner…..
Gorgeous Models at presentations
Tiffany Spencer (House of Zaccaria) & Shane Newton, ZSDAR (Winner of Designer for Tomorrow)
With the lovely Magdalena Rose – both heavenly Ae'lkemi gown
Designer Stephanie Audino with Kymm (Designed by WA) – stunning in Steph Audino Gowns
With designer & winner of Most Innovative Designer, Alvin Fernandez (Ae'lkemi)… Gorgeous dress by Ae'lkemi!!!
What a fantastic ceremony highlighting the achievements of the WA Fashion Industry – Congratulations to all!!