So the Adelaide Fashion Festival has come once again, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend many of the events that showcased South Australia’s incredibly talented designers, and wonderful boutiques. I thought I’d roundup some of my favourite shows so far for you.
AFF OPENING LAUNCH PARTY
The launch party, to open the AFF for 2012, was held at Government House this year. Guests were invited to meet the Governer of South Australia, the Honourable Kevin Scarce and his wife Elizabeth, and were treated to canapes and drinks while being serenaded by a beautiful string quartet. It was an absolutely gorgeous setting, and a group of Adelaide models modelled Adelaide designers in a preview of what was to come in the festival. It was the night that I got to debut my brand new pixie cut too! Here’s a photo of myself, Lauren of The Urban Silhouette, and Cristina, designer of couture+love+madness at the event!
photo by Simon Cecere
VARIETY ON KING WILLIAM
The next event I absolutely loved was Variety on King William. Such a stunning day for it! Part of King William Rd was blocked off, and tables were set up for guests to wine and dine in the sun, while watching a stunning fashion show featuring boutiques from King William Rd. I attended with gorgeous friend of mine Chanelle of Not So Naked blog, and we ate a lot of incredible food from King William Rd restaurants such as The Pot and Parisi’s, as well as incredible wines from Tomich Hill Wines. Albeit a little long (I had to take sit down breaks from standing and photographing in my gorgeous, but painful, strappy sandals!) the show was a fantastic showcase of the eclectic range of stores on King William Road.
first photo by Simon Cecere, all others taken by myself
FINESSE ‘FASCINATION’ LINGERIE SHOW
This is always one of the most fun events on the AFF calendar! The show was really, really fabulous this year. Melissa Johannsen opened the show in a Pretty Woman-esque one piece, with a python wrapped around her shoulders. Incredible! Really loved the huge range of lingerie, from the tomboy-ish white sports bra’s and boy legs teamed with creepers, to the raunchy black lace (bordering on a scene from ’50 shades’ of grey’!), to the extreme theatrical, including an ‘Americana’ section. Huge range. All looks were from Harris Scarfe, and it very much inspired to go buy me some new lingerie! Love.
all photos taken by myself
Will keep you updated on everything AFF!