It was in a flash of yellow that VIP guests were invited to celebrate the Launch of Newcastle Fashion Week at Fort Scratchleys Barracks last night.
Showing alongside some of Australia’s Fashion heavyweights (Rachel Gilbert, Jayson Brunsdon and Camilla), a selection of emerging designers (Velvet Hummingbird, Little Sparrow, Maurie & Eve…) had a chance to give us a taste of things to come before the runway shows on Friday and Saturday night.
As we huddled inside, seeking shelter from a particularly cold and windy night, the models made a bright appearance, illuminating the space with a display of flowing silk and chiffon garments.
Designed on the basis of hope, in the trademark color of Daffodil Day, a Cancer Council initiative, the sunny garments created a fitting contrast to the angry elements raging outside and in some ways reinforced the symbolic nature of Newcastle Fashion Week.
Maybe hope is wearing a stunning silky summer dress in the middle of a winter storm, ready for that first ray of sunshine to break through the clouds.
Newcastle Fashion Week will take place 22-27th August as an Official Fundraiser for Cancer Council NSW’s Daffodil Day. Help us paint the town yellow and support local designers by buying a ticket here. The tickets are only $20 so if you are in Newcastle, you really have no excuse to miss out on what will be a fantastic event!
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