I thought the title of this show was rather apt last night, not only because of the fact that New Zealand is literally that distance apart from Perth and the two New Zealand designers shown on the runway last night – Zambesi and Nom*D were put together with two WA labels – One Fell Swoop and Morrison, to show two different collections from across the pond – but it was mostly apt because 3,300 miles apart is roughly the distance my brain feels from reality right now. Such goes with the turf of fashion week in Perf 😉
I arrived late after shooting model’s tests (photos for a model’s portfolio) during the day and organising an event I’m producing called City Street Style and missed first looks, however on their way out I managed to capture this beautiful image above of models Rachel, Fabienne and friend in hot pink from the wonderful local label One Fell Swoop. Just in time to catch the madness backstage, one must go on.
Zambesi and Nom*D hail from New Zealand and are cult brands, most popular amongst the more chic of cool kids. Above is a look from Zambesi who offered up navy blue sequin accents, dark hues, sheer fabrics and paired their looks with Converse sneakers
Models waiting to walk the runway in Nom*D
Socks and sandals were shown on the runway last night at Nom*D
Printed jersey dresses + socks and sandals = high end streetwear at Nom*D
Gaby says Hi
Tiggy Ridgeway wearing WA label Morrison backstage
More Nom*D at last night’s 3,300 Miles Apart on Day two of Telstra Perth Fashion Festival
Every shade of bright orange at Nom*D – madness backstage between changes is always guaranteed
A model saves time between changes by jumping under the railing to get back to her dresser, then runs for dear life in a wearable outfit that could be likened to that of your eccentric school principal from the knees down
Sequins and Converse at Zambesi
I am loving these action shots with models wearing Zambesi, above and top
Hair Director of L’Oreal Professionnel, Brad Ngata does some last minute touches on the hair
Millicent Lambert having her hair did backstage and looking as fresh as a button on day two
You can’t wear stockings with exposed toed shoes but according to Nom*D you can if they’re socks – duly noted
Models backstage after the show wearing Zambesi and Nom*D
More to come soon from last night’s second show with Flannel – next up, stay tuned!
Follow @stylevoyeur on instagram for live action from backstage daily. Tonight we are at Ascot Racecourse for the Ruth Tarvydas tribute show, followed by Galvanised featuring 33 Poets, Alex Perry, Empire Rose, Manning Cartell and Zhivago – IT’S ALL HAPPENING!
‘Til next time,
xxx SV xxx