Fashion Splash 2015
Victoria’s Fashion Splash has hit its stride in its second year. Following up a highly successful launch in 2014, the production team behind Fashion Splash took Victoria’s freshest fashion show to the next level this year.
The event grew this year to include a VIP pre-party for the designers, models, photographers and distinguished guests. Hosted by Studio Robazzo, the Deconstructed Fashion Show was a celebration of local fashion and artistic culture, aimed at forging connections within the arts community. Dave Basu-Roy catered, providing locally sourced and lovingly prepared appetizers to suit the Deconstructed theme. Unity Jun was also featured at the bar: this honey-based fermented drink captivated guests with its naturally sweet flavour and effervescence. The ambiance in the space was created by the impactful, graphic quality of Stephen Fagan’s #standaloneseries. Studio Robazzo proudly hosts the work of local emerging artists, and we are excited to showcase the #standaloneseries, as well as the commissioned 6-panel piece created for our space. The VIP event was a beautiful evening of food, drinks and most importantly connections. Thanks to everyone involved for helping to create a lovely night!
The fashion show took place at Ship Point, with the inner harbour’s majestic views framing our artistic creations. The backdrop for the runway was a fabric installation that used fabric to produce a layered, three dimensional splash. Melodie Reynolds, founder of Elate Clean Cosmetics hosted the evening, introducing our many talented designers. As the evening progressed we were treated to a stunning sunset, complementing the escalating intensity of the pieces on the runway. WAWAHA nation lit up the stage with earthy, bohemian looks that make the everyday wearable, yet luxurious. Teresa Lindsay’s one of a kind pieces floated down the runway, bringing together modern experimental haute couture and traditional toga and sari techniques. Complementing many of the designers were Lynda Marie Couture Millinery hats and hairpieces, adding a refined flare to the show. The finale, Jennifer Small’s Discarded Couture line, was an engaging story of fall and recovery, culminating in an empowered, fierce model sprinting down the runway. The calibre of design brought by all of the designers, as well as their hair and makeup teams, was a brilliant display of the talent here in Victoria.
Thanks to everyone who made this brilliant event happen, Joseph Gonyeau of Free Spirit Botanicals, Al Smith of Vic42, our DJ Eric Shinn, and special thanks to everyone who came out to be a part of the audience! We couldn’t have done it without all of you. Look forward to seeing everyone again next year for an even bigger splash!