An ELLE Insider At The Telstra Perth Fashion Festival

It was a fashionable & magical experience

AMP Opening Night
28 Sep 2016

AMP Opening Night

The latest Spring/Summer 2016/2017 looks from five designers were showcased.

Adam Heath: 50 years of Australian Fashion and Music
28 Sep 2016

Adam Heath: 50 years of Australian Fashion and Music

This was such a cool runway show as it showed how Australian fashion evolved over the years!

WA Designer Capsule
28 Sep 2016

WA Designer Capsule

Three Western Australian designers showcased their latest collections. I particularly loved the use of tassels in Bruug’s collection!

Former Miss Australia Jennifer Hawkins at the Myer lunch
28 Sep 2016

Former Miss Australia Jennifer Hawkins at the Myer lunch

I got to see Jennifer Hawkins close up — OMG.

Manning Cartell
28 Sep 2016

Manning Cartell

There was a clever use of textures and layering in its Resort 17 collection.

Whole9Yards
28 Sep 2016

Whole9Yards

Felt so proud of our local brand, who made its Australian runway debut! The pieces from the S/S 17 collection pieces were so lovely too!

One Fell Swoop

28 Sep 2016

One Fell Swoop


One Fell Swoop is a master of drapery indeed, evident in its Spring/Summer and Resort 17 collections.

Empire Rose
28 Sep 2016

Empire Rose

It was an engaging set with the use of metallics, prints and sequins — definitely one of my favourite shows!

Flannel
28 Sep 2016

Flannel

The label celebrated their 10th anniversary with its Summer 16 collection.

Closing Night: The Art of Fashion
28 Sep 2016

Closing Night: The Art of Fashion

It was a dramatic close to the fashion festival with a runway spanning two floors, an orchestra and opera singers!

Crawley Boatshed
28 Sep 2016

Crawley Boatshed

Never ever leave Perth without visiting this popular photo spot!

Winery tour
28 Sep 2016

Winery tour

Swan Valley is famous for their quality wine here in WA, and the sky here is amazing, yup #nofilter needed.

Brunch
28 Sep 2016

Brunch

They say Australia is home to some of the best cafes around, true indeed!

Fremantle
28 Sep 2016

Fremantle

One of the most iconic places in Perth with markets, hipster shops and cafes, and of course, fish ’n’ chips!

How's it going?

That was how I was usually greeted by friendly Australians during my week in Perth, Australia. As an ELLE Insider, I was there to attend the annual Telstra Perth Fashion Festivals, one of the biggest fashion events in the city. 

While there, I was shown so much hospitality by the hosts, attended runway shows every night and even got my first taste of being in the front row! I also rubbed shoulders with influencers and actors and even got to catch some rare Pokemon (don't judge!). 

From the fashion shows to the sights and the food (of course), attending the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival as an ELLE Insider was just amazing and beyond surreal, and is an experience I’d never forget!

Scroll through the gallery above for a sneak peek into my time in Perth and the highlights of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival!

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