Perth based Fashion Illustrator Pippa McManus launched her solo exhibition Seeing Double last week at the recently opened tu Staircase Gallery, at the rear of tu clothing on 218A William St. Cut & Paste sat down with this talented lady (and one of the first people we interviewed over six years ago) to see what she has been up to in 2011 and the work featured in Seeing Double.
The pedestrians took over Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, on Saturday November 27 for the first Beaufort Street Festival. Each side street had something going on and there were people everywhere. It was great to see so many people out and about, soaking up the sunshine, music and atmosphere.
Kate and Leslie, the team behind Day of the Thread, have been quietly hoarding away exquisite drawings, all the while planning to hand print the finest they could find onto organic cotton tees. From a collection of more than 100 the pair have selected a final set of seven designs which will be produced in strictly limited runs of thirty prints only.
Know amongst the traps as the arts & fashion editor for X-Press and styling and snapping her way about town Emma Bergmeier, has (not so secretly) been making a bit of a name for herself with Perth’s first street fashion site, www.Dropstitch.com.au
When retiring from a holiday jaunt in the isles of Europe Bergmeier returned to Perth whilst most of her flock had fled the city for the world of ‘over-east’. www.Dropstitch.com.au was her vehicle to woo ‘em back. Armed with her camera, she vowed to hit the streets to document Perth’s most fashionable. That hasn’t panned out but what has is a increasing collection of images of the stylish inhabitants of Western Australia, raising the international and national profile of the WA fashion industry and its followers substantially. Since its inception, Dropstitch has been featured in a host of magazines including Vogue UK, German Glamour, Cleo Australia, South Korea’s Cracker Your Wardrobe, Russia’s Khooligan Magazine, and Australia’s own Attitude Magazine.
It may have taken a year or three, but to bask in the glory of all that is www.Dropstitch.com.au it’s time for a soiree/exhibition on Friday, July 16, at one of the three Pigeonhole stores – Cabin Fever space (Bon Marche Arcade). Venture down for a dash of photographs featuring some of Perth’s most fashionable residents… and there will be prizes (and hopefully food and (alcoholic) drinks too)
Happy Birthday Dropstitch
Friday, July 16, 7pm – 10pm
Pigeonhole: Shop 16, Bon Marche Arcade, 80 Barrack Street, Perth.
Cut & Paste speaks with Tessa Moncrieff – the recent fashion and visual art graduate’s unique personal narrative has woven its way through her latest collection for Plonk.
Cut & Paste speaks with Lauren O’Brien, architecture student and creator of Osier!’s quirky handmade jewellery.
Cut & Paste speaks with Lia, designer of Fallen Feathers – couture creations developed from a background in costume and burlesque.
Cut & Paste speaks with the ladies behind Suzi Homemaker, creators of smokin’ aprons – and more – that bring out the naughty dame and domestic diva in everyone!
The Mercedes-Benz WA Fashion Awards this year with new categories and awards chosen by Perth’s influential fashion industry. Hosted by Tina Altieri and Mark Gibson from Channel 7.
Brash and Sassy will be releasing their single No Milk For You in November 2009 and we thought you might like a taster of some behind the scenes footage of the video directed by Britt Arthur (who just won Best Short Film at the 2009 Australian Director’s Build Awards for My Uncle Bluey) //
Along with the single and video release, Brash and Sassy will be launching a new live band featuring The Brothers Cavalli on bass and drums. //
As well as playing at the Cut & Paste 8 Launch, Brash & Sassy feature on the DVD, both launched at Mojos on Friday Oct. 23 //
WA icon Ruth Tarvydas unveils her Spring/Summer 09/10 collection at Fashion Paramount in the Gasworks Building //
For the first time in Perth Fashion Festival history, the Morrison Spring Summer 09/10 Collection was showcased in an independent runway event. //
Legendary WA label Wheels & Dollbaby present their hotly anticipated Spring/ Summer 09/10 Collection in an event that perfectly fuses fashion, old world glamour and rock n roll. //
The creative hub of Northbridge came alive for Outskirts, a precinct-wide festival celebrating emerging fashion and design – with over 50 events //
You can also vote for your favourite Fashion on the Outskirts now. //
It was Perth’s turn to host the infamous Deutz Swap My Style event thanks to the Perth Fashion Festival. The Swap Party has become popular among women strapped for cash, where attendees can swap their old clothes for some new finds in another person’s wardrobe. //
Hosted by famous Australian fashion commentator, Melissa Hoyer. //
The runway section of The Gallery, at Fashion Paramount. The parade featured 13 one off creations from Fremantle designers. Set amongst the backdrop of the old Gasworks. //
* Chinky Wooster
* Cocoon Textiles
* Lin Pin
* Love In Tokyo
* Mandi Mac
* Velvet Sushi
Perth Fashion Festival’s inaugural Student Runway saw Perth’s most talented student designers showcase their groundbreaking designs, as they compete for coveted places at the Mercedes-Benz WA Fashion Awards //
Style Oasis is a lifestyle space appearing in a different CBD location daily //
Visit www.perthfashionfestival.com.au for all the details //
The first ‘Sunday Best Markets’ presented by Unwrapped saw the designers of tomorrow showcase their wares. An assortment of stalls featuring fashion, jewelery, illustration, home wares, original art and skin care. //
One of the biggest model competitions Perth has to offer was back for 2009, looking for the next beautiful face of tomorrow. Hosted by Seven personality Sophie Falkiner! //