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Published August 28th 2018
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The 2018 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival is back with a celebration of 20 years of past, present and future style. This festival is the biggest yet with Optus Stadium transformed into a fashion oasis. Events include designer runway shows, forums and gala festivities. Although tickets are reasonably priced, frugal fashionistas will head to the City of Perth Fashion Central in Forrest Place. From 7- 9 September there will be runway shows, musical performances, a model search and more, all completely free.
Over the years, the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival has provided an internationally recognised showcase for Western Australian talent. The Fashion Central events highlight the latest style trends for the new season. Even better, after the show, you can shop all the looks you see on the runway while you're in the city. Read on for the calendar of events and start planning your visit now.
Friday 7 September 11:00 - 5:00 Bettina Model Management Search Registration
The renowned talent agency for children up to 16 years old is scouting for two brand new junior stars to join its ranks. Winners of the search will receive 12 months representation, studio packages, talent development workshops and more.
12:30 Disney's Aladdin A special performance of the hit musical playing at Crown.
Taking you all the way from beachwear to boardroom, Carillon City will showcase all the seasonal trends for Spring/Summer.
3:00 Hatch Watch WA's leading established and emerging brands take the runway in a celebration of local style, with clothing, accessories and jewellery curated in a series of on-trend looks.
5:30 enex Perth enex Perth will present a striking range of Spring/Summer fashion showcasing men and women's collections from your favourite retailers.
7:00 Wesley Quarter From street style to activewear and slick office attire, Wesley Quarter has the brands to keep you looking stylish no matter the occasion.
Saturday 8 September 11:00 - 5:00 Bettina Model Management Search Registration
1:00 140 Perth
View the latest collection from Forever New in a spring-themed runway brimming with romantic dresses, feminine separates and sleek basics.
3:00 Aboriginal Runway:Djurip Djennna Kooling This stunning showcase will communicate Aboriginal art, culture and stories through fashion.
5:00 South Metropolitan TAFE InterSection Fashion and floristry students present graffiti-inspired streetwear, architectural tailoring and romantic sensuality in three themes: cityBLOOM, bioARCHITECT and urbanBOTANICA.
Sunday 9 September 11:00 - 1:00 Bettina Model Management Search Registration
Runway looks fusing vintage Americana and Japanese inspired graphics with British Style.
4:00 Bettina Model Management Search Registration Celebrate the finalists of Perth's leading talent search.
Check out the Festival events page on Facebook for the latest information and some discount offers. Be sure to allow some extra time to stroll through the myriad of shops and find Perth's hidden café and dining gems