In an exciting WA exclusive, the Spring into Armadale Fashion Show will unveil Professor Datuk Jimmy Choo OBE's first shoes featuring Aboriginal artwork, and matching couture gown by Ae'lkemi designer Alvin Fernandez, on Saturday 28 October.
The exclusive unveiling will be part of the fashion show, from 2 to 5pm, at Avocados Café & Accommodation in Kelmscott. The show will showcase a cultural exchange under the direction of the talented Catherine Birch of Fashion Advocate.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the exclusive unveiling of the shoes and dress featuring Noongar artwork is a proud moment for both the City and local Noongar people.
“This is the first time that the City has had world famous, international designers showcase their designs at the show. This is the first unveiling of the shoes and gown in Western Australia, having recently toured Sydney and Brisbane with Jimmy Choo, before coming to Perth.”
The shoes were designed using the artwork of West Australian Noongar man, Peter Farmer, who was approached by Catherine Birch to feature his artwork on Professor Choo's shoes.
Alvin Fernandez's couture gown is designed from the same artwork as the shoes, and they will be modelled on the day as part of the unveiling.
The fashion show will provide a tranquil day out for fashion lovers. Avocados is set amongst the backdrop of the Canning River and VIP guests get to indulge in Professor Jimmy Choo's favourite sparkling wine, from award winning Pinelli Wines.
“This is an event not to be missed and we anticipate that fashion lovers across Perth will come to Armadale to view the world-first Aboriginal print shoes and couture gown.”
The fashion show will also feature models wearing creations from upcoming local Western Australian designers from Curtin University CUBE, alongside renowned local designer Gail Thompson who will showcase her new spring collection.
Tickets are available to purchase online at visitarmadale.com.au or at the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre.
Saturday 28 October, 2 – 5pm
Avocados Café & Accommodation, 2 Mount St, Kelmscott
Cost: $50 general entry, $85 VIP – includes sparkling wine, priority seating and viewing.