Fresh Fashion Fridays ended with a spectacular night of beauty and upcoming talent, which was all showcased at the breathtaking Richmond Hotel.
Hidden within the hype and bustle of Rundle Mall, the hotel balcony is often noticed by passers-by without any thought of what lies beyond the grass-covered floor. As we entered through the glass doors off Rundle Mall and up the stairs towards the First Lounge Bar & Restaurant, were we taken aback by the glamour the venue had to offer. The hundreds and thousands of fairy lights, reflecting off the wall of mirrors, and lighting up the room just enough, to create a romantic ambiance. It’s a perfect venue for a private function, with sheer curtains sectioning off certain areas; quiet drinks with work colleagues or your university pals, after a hard day slaving away; or dinner and drinks with that special someone, with an extravagant bar and food choices.
Up and coming Adelaide designer, Bad Dolls Club, was the first to take to the catwalk with beautiful and bold statement items. Each piece of clothing had it’s own major focal point—with a majority of the items including immense ruching, feathers, ribbon and beading, which was all hand sewn—as a whole the detail balancing the clothes perfectly.
Each piece of clothing gave off a vibe of having it’s own personality. Items were made with rich, vibrant and patterned materials, with eye-catching accessories perfectly stylised to suit. The tribal designs on the fabrics created exclusivity, whilst the contrasting colours created depth.
Starting out her career in the 90’s studying pattern making, Paige Rowe has always had a passion for fashion. Although only recently creating her own range of clothing, the fashion industry has always been at the back of her mind. Paige has a different way of getting to know her customers as she recommends setting up styling sessions so she can gauge the styles and types of clothing best suited to the individual customer.
The runway was filled with geometric patterns, which were comprised of simple colours and shapes to ensure they’re not over powering. Each item is based on monochrome colours, so they are able to suit any skin tone and body shape.
Fresh Fashion Friday at The Richmond Hotel was a glamorous night full of beauty and luxury from the amazing talent hidden behind Adelaide’s upcoming designers. We look forward to the next show-casings.
Images by Brittany Evins
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