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Yeojin Bae brings Paris glamour to Perth
Sep '11
Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) embraced its 'coming of age' with a sophisticated line-up of Western Australian and national fashion design talent.

The Western Australian Museum's high ornate ceilings and polished boards provided the perfect setting for the Festival's first runway shows – Yeojin Bae and Designer Capsule #1.

Yeojin Bae, a cult status label in the Australian fashion industry, Premiered her Spring Summer 2011/12 collection while WA Designers Paperskye, Lisa Marjanovich and Little Gracie wowed audiences in PFF's first Designer Capsule runway show.

Yeojin Bae brought Paris glamour to Perth with a collection boasting bold colours and floral prints.

PFF's first Designer Capsule saw Fashion Paramount transformed into a girlie, floral wonderland with flowers adorning the venue and cupcakes for front row guests.

Spotted front row at both shows was former Spice Girl Mel B wearing Wheels & Dollbaby, husband Stephen Belafonte, Perth Fashion Festival Directors Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan and Tony Sage, designer Aurelio Costarella, fashion bloggers Hayley Hughes and Romy Frydman and Harper's Bazaar's Remy Duscher.

Today's schedule will see the first Western Australian stand-alone show at Fashion Paramount as well as a long list of events at Fashion Central.

Today's festival highlights include:
- Fashion Icon High Tea, 3.30pm, Pan Pacific Hotel
The Fashion Icon High Tea is an exciting new event on this year's Festival calendar.

WA's fashion icons Liz Davenport, Maurice Meade, Liz Carberry and PFF's Ambassador and Right Honourable Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi will take part in a Q&A panel discussion to provide a wonderful insight into the evolving world of fashion.

- Designer Capsule #2 – Poppy Lissiman, On Tour & Bhalo, 6.30pm, Fashion Paramount
Designer Capsule 2 is tipped to be an extravaganza of colour and print, thanks to the bright style and fabrics used by WA designers Poppy Lissiman, On Tour & Bhalo.

Each designer will present 15-20 looks with their own unique theming – a fashion feast for those attending.

- Story by Tang, 9pm, Fashion Paramount
Leading Western Australian designer Christine Tang's penchant for party dresses will be on show tonight as her internationally acclaimed label Story by Tang hits the runway at Fashion Paramount.

Renowned for its distinctive elegant-chic party dresses, liquid tops, layered tutu miniskirts, street savvy printed t-shirts and practical tailored jackets this is one party that Perth's fashionsitas will not want to miss.

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