TPFF X AMP Capital 2018 Wrap-Up: 20 Years of Perth Fashion

September 14, 2018

AMP Capital proudly presented the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s 20th Anniversary Opening Night, Industry Forum, AJE standalone runway and more.


Romance Was Born Book Signing

Before the festivities of Opening Night, Romance Was Born duo Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett flew into HATCH at Garden City on Monday morning to promote their latest creative endeavour and first publication, A Love Story with Fashion.  Diehard Romance Was Born fans and inquisitive shoppers alike joined the dynamic duo as they welcomed and interacted with their fans, signing copies of their books with the help of retail partner Dymocks Garden City.

Romance Was Born Book Signing at Garden City. Image Credit: Cam Campbell

Opening Night Presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres

Later, on Monday evening, the curtain lifted on its 20th anniversary, Telstra Perth Fashion Festival launched with a dynamic display of Australia’s top designers. From the intelligent sensuality of Dion Lee, to the cosmic disco vibe of Romance Was Born; the modern elegance of Scanlan Theodore to the contemporary versatility of Viktoria & Woods; the effortless tailoring of Morrison to the fluid drapery of One Fell Swoop – two of WA’s own trendsetters – a showcase that demonstrated why Australia is helping shape global style trends thanks to these boundary-pushing designers.

AMP Capital was proud to present these iconic Australian designers in the stunning runway display on Opening Night, with the Perth city skyline as the backdrop. Managing Director of AMP Capital Shopping Centres, Mark Kirkland welcomed the sold-out crowd of over 700 local and interstate designers, influencers and fashion lovers alike.

TPFF Opening Night Highlights. Image Credits: Stefan Gosatti Photography, Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2018.

AMP Capital VIP Networking Supper

Following the spectacle of the Opening Night runway, AMP Capital transformed the Camfield into a lush, tranquil oasis to host 85 VIP guests at an exclusive Networking Supper. The WA project leasing team were able to engage with some of the Festival’s star designers, media personalities, fashion retailers and more. Guests were treated to experiential cocktails curated by Sweet and Chilli‘s Andy McIntyre, freshly shucked oysters, abundant grazing tables designed by Tiffany Keal, and desserts provided by WA’s own Honeycake.


Image Credit: Jillian McHugh Photography

FCWA Industry Forum High QTea: Presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres

On Tuesday morning, Australian Fashion Industry tastemakers, innovators and disruptors discussed the business of fashion at the 2018 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Industry Forum morning tea, presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres. Facilitated by the formidable Editor at Large of Vogue Australia, Commentator of Channel 7 and columnist, Melissa Hoyer, the conversation featured three prominent Australian keynote speakers in the creative fashion industry: Margie Woods (Viktoria & Woods), Adrian Norris (Aje) and Nikolina Ergic (One Fell Swoop). The morning’s discussions charted market and consumer trends, manufacturing considerations and the Australian retail landscape, engaging panel and audience members alike.

Guests enjoyed a decadent high tea in true style at the brand-new QT Perth, curated by Daniel Romanin from One Fell Swoop, Marnee Rinaldi of Sugar & Nice and Executive Chef of QT Perth Nick Woods.

AJE: Presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres

No one does effortless cool quite like Aje, and Tuesday night’s standalone runway is no exception. The Australian label, which seamlessly spans the divide between urban and coastal styles with hand-loomed fabrics, hand-sewn embellishments and hand-painted prints, lends an artisanal feel to their garments. Featuring flawless florals on the runway, coupled with beautifully simplistic acoustic guitar and voice as the runway soundtrack, fashion lovers were inspired by the sustainable Aje Resort 18/19 collection which speaks to the rugged beauty of the Australian landscape. Inspired by prolific Australian artist Brett Whiteley and his wife and muse Wendy, designers Adrian Norris and Edwina Forrest presented a collection that is a beautiful fusion between art and fashion celebrating love, passion and teamwork.

AJE. Image Credits: Stefan Gosatti Photography, Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2018.

Fashion is Flourishing with the AMP Capital Photo Booth

AMP Capital teamed with their Garden City and Karrinyup teams to create an enviable, Instagram-worthy photo booth filled with bountiful spring-inspired florals, mirrors and lighting. The booth was located onsite at Fashion Paramount for the week of the Festival, allowing fashion goers a chance to share their best festival looks with the world, while the #AMPCapitalXTPFF opened Instagram posters a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Garden City or Karrinyup Shopping Centres.

Image Credit: Part Blue Photography

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