The SAHMRI provided a suitably parochial and aesthetically dramatic setting for the program launch of the 2016 Adelaide Fashion Festival. Headlining the evening was a stunning Spring-Summer 16/17 collection reveal from Payneham based label Acler.
The program was equally impressive with designers Liza Emanuele, Alexis George, Jaimie Sortino, Greta-Kate and Lexi to return on the runway, while others will make their debut, including Milliner Sylvy Earl, Stephanie Chehade, STONE and Eliza French. Adelaide-born international stylist Nicole Bonython-Hines will also return to style several runway shows in 2016, and will this year be joined by Vogue fashion editor Philippa Moroney and Adelaide creative Mia Gambranis.
And to top it all off, high profile couture label Paolo Sebastian is the only brand to present solo, and will do so through two different runway events. To begin, Adelaide will be treated to his recently launched 2016/17 Autumn/Winter Couture Collection as shown in Paris, before the exclusive launch of the 2016/17 Spring/Summer Collection.
This years Festival promises to be will truly be a celebration of the world-class work of South Australian designers and labels across 10 runways and 20 events from 19-23 October. And Adelaide’s fashionistas and media were out in full force to herald the launch:
Adelaide Fashion Festival 2016 Program Launch
All photography by Vueey Le.
To see the program in full and to purchase your tickets, visit the Adelaide Fashion Festival website. Be sure to follow the AFF online via their Facebook and Instagram, and use the hashtag #AFF16 to keep up to date with everything happening in the lead up.