Passion Fashion Event at GPO

On Wednesday 1 May the GPO Hotel was host to Passion, a fashion catwalk event put together by Brisbane designer Evelyn Curtis showcasing local up and coming fellow talented designers.

The designers included Tatemae & Honne, Erin Hassall, Undral, Willow Jewellery, Lipoa Threads, Nicki Derrick, Flynn, Naked and the Night and Lexi’s own label Evelyn Curtis.

IMG_8852_2Model Cammie Nott wears Undral top and shorts from the Reminiscence and Romance Collection.

IMG_8831_2Model Alicia Miller wears Lipoa Threads Ky Dress ($89) from the End of Summer Collection. Designer Kristy Fair originated from South Africa and said her pieces are African inspired. The necklace is also made by Kristy using glass beads.

IMG_8766_2Model Danielle Willett in a Erin Hassall silk dress.

IMG_8941_2Model Ben Trusdale in Naked in the Night NN Tee ($34.95).

IMG_8954_2Alicia Miller feeling right at home in this gorgeous short and top set and beanie from Evelyn Curtis.

Emilie Kathryn below is also in Evelyn Curtis.IMG_8944_2

IMG_8964_2Gorgeous model Alicia celebrates the end of an amazing show. Make up by the girls from Motives, using Motives Cosmetics. Lips: Motives glitter pot in ‘Celebrate’. The look for the night was high fashion hair and make up. Other models also wore ‘gold rush’ eyeshadow on the lips.

I was assisting backstage before the event kicked off and had the opportunity to take photos up and close with the models.IMG_8727Models Cammie Nott, Ashleigh Hunt and Dannielle Sloane dressed in Alexandra McGuire swim wear. Alexandra is an up and coming fashion talent that Brisbane is certainly lucky to have. She made these prints as well as sewed them. Alexandra said she got the inspiration for these while in India as the road trucks there are painted in bright beautiful colours. Alexandra was in India for five months studying at the National Institute of Fashion Technology after winning a scholarship at the Queensland University of Technology.

IMG_8901Designer Vanessa Flynn (third from the right) with models wearing “Wrapped in Plastic” Collection from her label Flynn.

IMG_8981Vanessa is a Brissy local and has been designing for five years. She launched this collection in January and opened her online store a month ago. Vanessa said she really loves using plastic and tassels and suspends these onto her garments as well as designs her own accessories. I’m with Vanessa wearing one of her pieces.

IMG_8724Model Jana Robinson with designer Undral Altan from the label Undral. She has been designing for two years and studied at Brisbane’s Metropolitan South Institute Tafe. Undral describes her collection as modern retro vintage style. Her pieces are available for sale at UrsaLady Creations in Stones Corner.

IMG_8715Erin Hassell (centre) with models dressed in her label. Erin said she loves print and using natural fibres like silk. Erin’s collection featured in the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival last year.

IMG_8910Nicki behind the label Nicki Derrick (fourth from the right) with models and her assistant backstage.

After the show the designers set up stall on the balcony of the GPO Hotel to give catwalk watchers the chance to get a closer look at the garments and the opportunity to buy them.IMG_8971Lexi Evelyn Curtis Wittke with happy buyers at her pop up store.

IMG_8979Michael Hughes, Director (left) and James North Creative Director from clothing company label Naked in the Night at the market.

Overall the show was a great success. The designers although young are nothing short of talent.

If anything, I walked away from this evening feeling very inspired to keep going with getting this blog up and running and polishing my skills in photography and obtaining experience in events.

These designers prove that if you have an idea for something, you should just go ahead and do it. Live your dream everyday and be prepared to work hard for it.

Look on our Facebook for photos from the night.

Nat xx

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