As we drove to the Barossa surrounded on a bus by some of Adelaide’s most fashion-loving people, you could feel the excitement building. Those who hadn’t been to a runway this Fashion Festival season were excited to lay their eyes on the looks for the first time, and those of us who had been to the Couture Culture event we’re thrilled to be able to experience the best of the best again.
When the bus turned into Seppeltsfield winery, we were surrounded by lush greenery, incredible history buildings and champagne. After mingling and enjoying some salmon, smoked duck and oysters, we headed into Cellar No.6. Adorned with fairy lights, beautiful drapery, native plants and surrounded by their wine barrels, the cellar was a beautiful setting for a beautiful day. Welcomed by Rebecca Morse and Kate Freebairn, we were looking forward to seeing not only the best of Couture, but the best of what the Barossa has to offer.
As the Azalea models walked the circular runway in the latest looks from Living by Design, JamFactory, Pulp + Thread, Lola + Lilly, Primp Style Co, Alabaster, A Time For Seasons and Barossa Home Living, we were treated to a mix of stunning prints, fitted jumpsuits, flowy playsuts, and a huge variety of dresses ideal for any event you’ll have this summer.
We enjoyed some of Seppeltsfield’s best wine and some delicious meals – including tuna with shaved beetroot, cucumber and turnip with a mustard dressing and a variety of pies – as we mingled with those around us. When the Couture Culture runway began, all heads turned in anticipation to see the best of. Read the full review of the Couture Culture runway here.
The day, full of glitz, glamour, delicious food and incredible wine, was a highlight of the Adelaide Fashion Festival. Not only was it a joy to get out of the CBD and enjoy some of that fresh country air, but it was incredible to see what our rural designers are creating and inspired us to get out there far more often to check it out.