Saturday, March 15, 2014

Urban Couture Launch 2014

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This week marked the launch of Urban Couture 2014, part of the Joondalup Festival supporting and showcasing local fashion creatives. Launching with an exhibition opening from illustrator Kelly Mekel, at the Blend(er) Gallery (until March 30) on Thursday, the festival continues with an impressive calendar of fashion events. Engaging the stunning Australian Vogue cover model Samantha Harris as Urban Couture ambassador and walking the Sorrento Beach Swimwear runway, is an impressive koo. Over the coming weeks I will bring more from Urban Couture, an event I was sad to miss last year, and have heard nothing but excellent feedback about. For the full program click on here.

With bright splatters of bold colour, Kelly Mekel illustrates models in featured Urban Couture designers and other international favourites. The exhibition, curiously entitled Wanderlust, taps into Mekel's clear love of fashion, but does not clearly express an overwhelming inspiration for travel or adventure as its namesake suggests. Bleeding watercolour and sharp gel pen trace local models who were also featured on Thursday night in an elegant urban runway presentation. 
Mekel's pieces as pictured are: Ellie in Green, Moschino, Candice.

It has been a while between events here on the blog, I actually can't remember the last one I wrote about- it certainly wasn't this year. At times I just don't feel like going, but when I get to catch up with some lovely faces, it makes it worth the rsvp. Pictured here along with Mekel's illustrations, and runway models are Revolution the Label Designer Ben Conroy, Stylist Mikey Walton and bloggers Bonnie of Bonnie Friday and Laura of Ethereal Reality.
xx Jenelle
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1 comment:

  1. Nice pictures. I love the drawings/sketches. The orange skirt is amazing! X