Autumn Winter Collections for 2016 are smoking up the sewing machines of designers all over Perth. As we speak garments are being hemmed and finished, models are being dressed and photographers are setting up to shoot our favourite Perth labels.
Consider this your invite to the VIP section of two of Perth’s top designer collections. I sat down with Jonté Pike from Jonté Designs and Intan Zuhuri of Siss on BARE to find out what we’ll be craving in warm winter fashions this coming season.
The label Jonté Designs was launched in 2012 after showcasing at Perth Fashion Week. The show was so successful that this is where the label obtained its first stockists. The label includes amazing eveningwear, unique and super stylish ready-to-wear and stunning accessories. The thing I love most of all about Jonté Designs is the wearability. I’ve dressed many of my personal clients in Jonté Designs for everything from book covers to special events, high teas and picnics. My clients always look incredible and fall in love with this label.
I asked Jonté what she was expecting to see this season and Ms. Pike said, ’We’ll be seeing plenty of layering and many designers are playing with lengths and contrasting textures. There will be a lot of play with tonal colour palettes too.’
Jonté’s Galvanised collection for AW16 revolves around elements of minerals and rock faces. Ms. Pike said she played with contrasting an industrial feel with natural elements from rock formations and crystals. Colours to be on the lookout for this season are cool greys, metallic finishes, black and hand dyed marbled fabrics. Jonté Designs are renowned for 3D hand beading and embellishments that add edgy playfulness to the collection. If you’re looking for empowerment in your wardrobe this winter season, then this is the label for you.
One Perth Designer who has gone for an earlier collection release is Intan Zuhuri from Siss on BARE. This label was established in Perth in 2011. I nearly lost my marbles when I first saw the designs. They are just so stunning.
Intan has created collections that are stylish, elegant and luxurious. The label is the perfect partnership of contemporary design and structural simplicity. It’s the colours and patterns that Intan so creatively and sensitively chooses that are so striking about this label. I’m simply in love with it.
The Siss on BARE AW 16 collection is as provocative and elegant as Intan’s previous collections and is ready to wear. I asked Intan what her inspiration for this collection was and she replied, ‘our upcoming collection was inspired by two different styles, military and equestrian. We were excited to see what we could create by combining these two elements’.
Ms. Zuhuri said that in designing the collection she was inspired by the mix of tailored gold trims from the military aspect and the very pious, clean cut, feminine elegance of the equestrian style.
The collection launched on the 25th of February to rave reviews from both fashion insiders and fashion lovers alike. The show was bold and exciting. The Perth City Marching Band set the military tone and the show that ensued was simply spectacular. A far cry from the muted mundaneness we often see on runways at this time of year. It was such a welcome and refreshing change.
Intan’s designs are very proudly limited editions. This ensures that Siss on BARE clients have a sense of elegance and sophistication that can’t be emulated by everyone. It is an elite brand for an elite woman.
Both of these Perth Designers go in my feminine but fierce category. As well as amazing designers, they are also inspiring businesswomen. Discover and purchase their amazing designs here: