Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 2015: Empire Rose
Two by two ‘twinning’ models walked down the runway, their identical outfits and voluminous hair making a show-stopping entrance.
The SS15/16 collection was a combination of androgynous and feminine, street style and romantic silhouettes. With something for every style and shape, Empire Rose designer Kathryn Cizeika definitely had me dreaming of a whole new wardrobe.
Drop crotch pants, denim jumpsuits and flowing silk gowns were teamed with local designer Rosemaree White’s dreamy lace and sequin bralettes. The crisp white Betts sneakers added to the effortlessly cool vibe of the show.
Contrasting the casual styles and neutral tones were elegantly structured pantsuits and colourful coats. One could easily see the transition from day to night, relaxed to glamour in the collection. To add an unexpected twist to the show, a group of male models swaggered down the runway all wearing women's pieces from the collection.
The closing of the show was equally as wonderful as the opening, with the late Heath Ledger’s twin nieces, Rorie and Scarlett, making their runway debut. The smiling 11-year-olds wore gorgeous red jacquard jackets and cream tulle skirts ending the show on a high note.