Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s new-look Fashion Paramount opened last night with a runway spectacle celebrating the beauty of the female form.

In one of the boldest shows seen to date, Opening Night  unfolded with a powerful line-up of leading local and national designers at Crown Pyramid on Tuesday September 12.

Alice McCall, Albus Lumen, Bec & Bridge, Christopher Esber, Empire Rose and Monster Alphabets revealed their latest collections in a capsule show dedicated to femininity and the modern woman.

Presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres, the showcase proved how these six style influencers are shaping the Australian fashion industry with their design talent and brave vision.

Chic, bohemian and pretty, Alice McCall’s collection of playsuits, party dresses and statement pieces focused on intricate detailing and delicate hand-embroidery.

In contrast, Albus Lumen is low-key, minimalist and relaxed, letting simple shapes, striking contrasts and premium fabrications do the talking.

Bec & Bridge creates garments for the ‘it girl’, combining contoured lines with sleek silhouettes and confident colour palettes for collections that are contemporary and progressive.

Fresh from showing at New York Fashion Week earlier this year, Christopher Esber has been lauded for his precision tailoring and purity of expression and is a true force to be reckoned with on the Australian fashion scene.

Cult favourite Empire Rose is the most established brand on the line-up and is renowned for luxurious fabrics, majestic prints and a romantic sense of poetic mysticism.

Acclaimed emerging WA label Monster Alphabets rounds out the cast in fitting style, mixing an architectural approach with a sense of form, light and structure.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said the Opening Night line-up was testament to the strength of the Australian fashion industry.“I am so honoured to have six Australian fashion powerhouses band together to officially open this year’s Fashion Paramount,” Ms Harvey-Hanrahan said.

“We always try to make Opening Night to be bigger and better every year and I think we have certainly achieved that goal with this incredible feast of style and creativity.