It was the day of Jaime Lee’s show and all was quiet and calm until night fell and the audience went wild with glee.
Expectations were super high for our show this year, yet a strange, almost unsettling calm filled our day as we built the set and got everything in order for show night. For the second time since THAT show in 2013, I produced Jaime Lee’s Lightyears extravaganza during this year’s TPFF and it all went off without a hitch. I don’t know what I was expecting but with our highly technical set, anything could have happened, however the magic that fills a room when this designer is present was strong and so we had the most glorious day getting everything ready with no problems to speak of. To our complete and utter joy everyone was thrilled too.
Jaime Lee’s Lightyears collection took on a new direction with more wearable pieces and an injection of Ready To Wear for SS2016 that is now available to purchase for the first time since the designer graced the PFF catwalk in 2010 – if you visit Enex 100 you can grab yourself a sparkly find via her pop-up at the complex until October 2nd.
There were encrusted caps and accessories, encrusted suit jackets, encrusted gowns and mini dresses, dragon boots and intricately designed heels from Perth born-London based shoe designer Kira Goodey. There were pearlescent 3D floral embelishments and her signature hyper coloured designs inspired by Tokyo Theme Parks, Japan’s infamous Robot Restaurant and the streets of Harajuku. With rainbows and unicorns (designed by artist, Steven Buckles) on the runway and confetti explosions to end, the never-subtle Jaime Lee wowed guests at Fashion Paramount for another year.
All blonde wigs thanks to L’Oreal Professionnel
Deel getting prepped backstage
Our LED suit wearing DJ, Ash Keogh chatting with Jaime Lee before the show
Male model Adut takes it all in backstage amongst the sparkles
Dana Whitehead was our little hero in her cute ensemble
Sparkles the Jaime Lee way
Ebony and Liesel practicing their hair flicks backstage before the show. We thought it would be so much cooler to have the models interact with the audience and media and perform on the runway with smiles, attitude and a nod to some Means Girls behavour. Certainly beats a bevy of zombies walking the catwalk – not for this show baby!
Ebony Hunter in one of Jaime Lee’s RTW pieces available now at Enex 100
Miquela Vos wore the bridal finale gown, here she is having some fun backstage – such a beauty!
Jaime Lee documenting her moment
Tiah Eckhardt getting some touch-ups backstage. The incredible make-up was directed by the one and only Carol Mackie for MAC Cosmetics, boy did she kill it! We wouldn’t expect anything less!
Dragon boots by Kira Goodey
Fiona Thomas in Jaime’s signature hyper coloured prints and below Gerlie and Rebecca working it
What the media called THAT dress – worn to perfection by the only model who could have pulled this off – Grady Wulff, that body too! Kill me!
Jaime, Grady and Deel – one happy designer backstage before the show
More Kira Goodey amazingness and below
The finale bridal gown, absolutely mesmerizing
You can’t sit with us – Sonya, Tiah and Millicent
Thanks for having us TPFF
All images taken by Songy Knox Photography, exclusively for Style Voyeur @ TPFF15