Day Four of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival featuring the Future Runway show, was just one of highly anticipated shows on the festival calendar. The most promising student designers from W.A.’s leading fashion institutions and universities showcased their original designs in five categories including, Ready-To-Wear Womens, Eco Design, Ready-To-Wear Mens, Evening Wear and Costume.
Future Runway, was dominated by originality as each student designer put their own individual stamp on every piece that debuted on the runway. From bold prints (for both men & women), to whimsical tulle dresses plus splashes of rainbow patterns, the up & coming student designers proved they never stopped dreaming!
Evening wear is one of my favourite categories in any designer runway show, so I was nervously looking forward to viewing the creations by the student designers. The moment the first model strutted out, I took a deep breath and instantly relaxed because I knew I was in good hands. From whimsical and feminine pieces, to edgy and fierce designs there was absolutely everything in this runway show that I had expected and better!
When it was time for Ready-To-Wear Men’s show to debut, sounds from the predominantly female crowd could be heard screeching and shouting in delight, and yet again our W.A. designers didn’t disappoint. The male models strutted down the runway in a variety of looks including bright yellow prints, overalls accompanied by pink print shirts, and monochrome combinations of black shorts and white shirts.
Winners from Future Runway 2016 Ready to Wear: Womens - Misun Hwang (South Metro Tafe) Eco Design- Eleanor Litterick (South Metro Tafe) Ready to Wear: Mens - Phoebe D'Arcy Evans (North Metro Tafe) Evening Wear - Monique Parr (South Metro Tafe) Costume - Nicola Yeung (South Metro Tafe)