PROJECT RUNWAY- I'll deliver the Hoyer verdict each week and tell you the designer drop-out. . .


I met all the Project Runway gang the other day at, where else, a fabric shop in Sydney’s ‘rag trade’ district, Surry Hills.

There’s Anthony (who had Swarovski crystals dotted all over his face and admitted he takes hours to get ready) who I have a feeling may be in for the long haul.

Ivana, who has had a working stint with Costume National (now that’s a mighty good pedigree); we have Lauren (who had on the most exquisite feathered dress on when I met her and one I’ve already put in an order) while the vivacious Amber is already a designer and wants a gig as a stylist.
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PARIS couture . . . Christian Dior kicks off the seasonal fashion fantasy. And 'Hallelejah' to a dose of pure indulgence

Pix from Reuters.

There is nothing worse than reading reports from fashion ‘journalists’, as if they are actually sitting (or standing) at one of the Paris couture shows on the Avenue Montaigne or in some spectacularly French location like the Tuilieres gardens or in the hallowed halls of Le Louvre.

Sometimes we’ve all read reports that start evoking the feel and the look of the runway extravaganzas, when the writer is more than likely, sitting at at desk in Arkansas, Dallas, Brisbane or even good old Sydney. Having covered the haute couture (the most common term for high fashion) a couple of times, the vibe changes every season.
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DAVID JONES spring & summer show model casting call - is it even more mortyfying than any other kind of audition? Let me know . . .

(pics by Charlie Brewer from http://www.news.com.au/)

I have covered a number of David Jones ‘casting calls’ over the last billion years. That’s when the giant fashion retailer requests each model agent sends over their ‘best-in-show’ in the hope of making it to the top of the hit parade as soon as the DJs spring/summer fashion circuit starts next month. Followeg closely, of course, by Sydney, Brisbane and Perth fashion weeks.
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DAVID JONES spring & summer show model casting call - is it even more mortyfying than any other kind of audition? Let me know . . .

(pics by Charlie Brewer from http://www.news.com.au/)

I have covered a number of David Jones ‘casting calls’ over the last billion years. That’s when the giant fashion retailer requests each model agent sends over their ‘best-in-show’ in the hope of making it to the top of the hit parade as soon as the DJs spring/summer fashion circuit starts next month. Followeg closely, of course, by Sydney, Brisbane and Perth fashion weeks.
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The dress that will save the Australian fashion industry. Excuse me while I go to bed . . .

I was just heading off to bed, and I came across this on http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ and as I am too tired and to fashioned-out tonight to even try to string words about it together, I’ll leave it to Sydney’s Tele to tell their story below.

All I can say is that Australian designers try SO hard to make a mark of fashion integrity on the world – Collette Dinnigan, ksubi, Akira, Jayson Brunsdon, Romance Was Born, Willow, Zimmermann, Alex Perry, Ginger & Smart, Alice McCall et al _ to be innovative and create a signature that could represent our country internationally.

And this is what will represent Australia -an outfit fit for a showgirl.

Hand me my chamomile and get me to my pillow. Now.
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