The Fremantle Town Hall hosted the Pure Fashion Bar Winter Wonderland event presented by Sorellas and N & R Entertainment, and it was the perfect place to celebrate an evening filled with fashion and indulgent entertainment. The old heritage building contrasted beautifully with the modern layout of the runway and colourful ever-changing luminous chairs were neatly arranged for guests to socialise, whilst also listening to tunes from ‘People Who Play’.
Taking to the stage as MC, was Dani Pola from 92.9. She introduced the evening as an occasion to enjoy and celebrate the work of seven local designers ranging from couture to mainstream as well as a chance to party in style with beats from several local DJs. Models then graced the smoky catwalk, which was illuminated with colourful lights that tied in magically with the wonderful fairly floss coloured wigs the models wore.
Arlina May’s delicate designs were the first to float down the runway with a focus on long silhouettes with tailored cuts and edgy shapes in hues of greys, dark blues, whites and blacks. Her collection embodied an innovative approach to formal and office wear. Emerging designer Alessia Neri was next with a magnificent metallic palette of garments, which enthused a futuristic look. Handbag designer Jessica Bratich reminded us about our obsession with bags, with a complete collection of clutches, handbags and travel bags with her signature styling of hardware, studs and zips.
Rosie & Broken and Betty Tran showcased feminine ready to wear evening-wear with bright colours and pretty details and embellishments. Models dazzled in designs by Jonté Pike. Flowing colourful chiffon shirts and capes, tailored shorts and skirts in hues of blue, purple and pearly whites defined the collection as they were modern, versatile and highly stylish. For an event called Winter Wonderland, it sure finished on a hot note with Cebiche Swimwear closing the parade in colourful, tribal and multi-coloured inspired designs, leaving guests wishing the weather was more appropriate for that attire!
As the fashion show drew to an end the party was only beginning as the fashionably dressed guests danced the night away.
By Nadine Pougnet
Photography by Alex Mansour