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Get set for Northern Style explosion

15 Feb

 

What do you know about The Urban Couture Festival in Joondalup?

You are forgiven if the answer is “Not much!”

But with Urban Couture now in its 3rd year, this super Stylish Festival is one worth getting to know!

Urban Couture is a key feature of the Joondalup Festival and is a month long program of events that transform unconventional spaces into popular fashion happenings.

Fashion designers, hair and makeup stylists, textile artists, runway models and fashion photographers will come together to put on some fantastic shows which are free to the public.

You don't have to be a lover of art or fashion to enjoy all that this Festival has to offer so do make a point of heading North where you'll find some innovative expressions of from our local creatives!

Principal Events Officer, Kelly Price has had a busy lead up to this exciting event and here she shares with some key points about Urban Couture!

STYLEWA – Now in its third year, how did Urban Couture become an addition to the Joondalup Festival and how successful has it been?

KP: URBAN COUTURE BEGAN AS AN INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE LOCAL STUDENT DESIGNERS WITH A PUBLIC PLATFORM TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK. URBAN COUTURE HAS BOOMED TO BECOME A MONTH LONG PROGRAM SUPPORTING FASHION CREATIVES IN THE FIELDS OF FASHION DESIGN, CONTEMPORARY ART, FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, STYLING AND MODELLING. THE 2012 PROGRAM WAS AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS, SUPPORTING OVER 200 INDIVIDUAL FASHION CREATIVES AND ATTRACTING MORE THAN 50,000 VISITORS. THE 2013 PROGRAM IS SET TO BE THE BIGGEST YET WITH A REPERTOIRE OF NATIONAL DESIGNERS AND FASHION CREATIVES IN FOUR WEEKS OF POP UP EVENTS.

STYLEWA – The programme for Urban Couture 2013 is yet to be announced, but can you share any details about the designers we can hope to find?

KP: THE 2013 PROGRAM IS FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH EMERGING AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS WHO HAVE ALREADY MADE BIG IMPRESSIONS IN THE INDUSTRY. WE CAN LET YOU KNOW THAT SWIMWEAR QUEEN LOUISE BOND OF BIKINI ATOLL AND SYDNEY MENSWEAR DESIGNER TEAMM8 JOIN THE URBAN COUTURE PROGRAM WITH MORE DESIGNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON!

STYLEWA –The ambassador for this years event is the lovely Renae Ayris who was named Miss Universe Australia in June 2012. How will Renae be representing Urbane Couture during the festival (ie will she be modelling or hosting any events?)
KP: AS A CITY OF JOONDALUP LOCAL, RENAE AYRIS IS THRILLED TO REPRESENT HER HOME TOWN AS THE URBAN COUTURE AMBASSADOR. RENAE WILL MAKE APPEARANCES THROUGHOUT THE URBAN COUTURE PROGRAM INCLUDING HOSTING THE VIP LAUNCH AND GUEST MODELLING IN THE URBAN COUTURE FINALE RUNWAY AT THE JOONDALUP FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY 24 MARCH.

STYLEWA – When can we expect to see the full program for 2013 so visitors can plan their attendance at Urban Couture?
KP: WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE FULL PROGRAM IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS – SO STAY TUNED!

STYLEWA- What do you believe will be a highlight for the event in 2013?
KP: WITH ALL URBAN COUTURE EVENTS FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC, THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO MISS A SECOND OF THE PROGRAM! THE 2013 JOONDALUP FESTIVAL ON 23 – 24 MARCHWILL CERTAINLY BE A HIGHLIGHT AT THE NEW LOCATION OF CENTRAL PARK AND FEATURING FOUR POP UP RUNWAY SHOWS, ART NOW PROJECT WITH PERTH'S FAVOURITE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER AARON MCPOLIN, DESIGNER MARKETPLACE AND FINAL DAYS OF THE APERTURE & LACE EXHIBITION AT BLEND(ER) GALLERY.


A month of exciting times! See you there to check out the talent!!



 

The stylish eyes of Scoop magazine – Clare Ryan

8 Aug

I love looking at magazines purely for the images! Images that we visit only for a moment but they can generate a mix of emotions to the reader – beautiful images, images that exude style or make you want to experience that very time and place of the shot.

One talented lady is responsible for the style elixir that is poured into our lives through Scoop magazine – Clare Ryan.
Not only do envy her position as the Style Editor of Scoop magazine (who wouldn’t want this high pressure but glamorous position!!), but I also admire the stylish work she produces with each edition. Clare does a fantastic job at knowing her audience and making them want whatever it is that features in the magazine! Although Clare does work with some very stylish designers, creators and photographers – she has a stylish eye and knows how to use it!

Clare is professional and gorgeous and although she has deadlines to meet – she was fabulous enough to share a quick chat with StyleWA!

1.  How have your previous positions assisted you in landing the role as Style Editor for Scoop Publishing?
I’ve been at the company for nearly seven years and worked my way up to this position. It was a fantastic learning curve for me to learn all the different aspects of publishing and how every department works together to create the magazine. I actually started in sales support and I just kept working hard, saying yes to everything and proving myself and eventually the right doors opened.
2.  How would you define your own personal style and is it reflected your work with Scoop magazines?
This is such a hard question! I wouldn’t say I have a defined style as such as I love all different aspects. I wear what I feel comfortable in (it also depends what mood I’m in) and sometimes that can be very minimal and understated or bright and a little over the top.  I’m sure my style does come across to a degree in the magazine, so its good that I’m open to all different styles.  The magazine has  very stylish readers that need to be able to relate to our style pages. Our Style File section features the latest collections in local stores, while the Style News section looks at the latest openings, trends and more – I think this gives our readers a large variety of styles to choose from.
3.  Who are your favourite Western Australian fashion designers?
There are so many talented Western Australian designers that I could just list them all off! Aurelio Costarella, Flannel, One Fell Swoop, Ae’lkemi, Morrison, Zhivago, Garth Cook and the list just keeps going.
4.  What is in store for the celebrations of Scoop magazines 60th edition?
Our 60th edition celebrates WA in all aspects of food, events, music, fashion, community and more. We take a look at STYLEAID and it’s 15th birthday, local designer Garth Cook, and feature some of the State’s top designers in our fashion shoot.
Clare Ryan, thankyou for your time with StyleWA!

 

 

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