Spectacular runway showcases latest summer fashion


Newcastle-based fashion magazine Façon transformed the iconic Newcastle Ocean Baths into a spectacular runway to rival the fashion capitals across the world.

More than 300 fashionable guests enjoyed champagne and canapes before being seated in the bleachers for a sunset show, with the Newcastle coastline as a most spectacular backdrop.

Façon editor, Lara Lupish, said the decision to hold this year’s runway at the ccean baths aimed to put Newcastle on the map once and for all in the fashion industry.

“Without doubt, the Newcastle Ocean Baths is one of the most spectacular locations in Australia and I want to project images of our runway across the country,” Lupish said.

“We are a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry on a national scale and I want to show off this stunning city.

“Since I was a kid, I have envisaged a runway between the two pools, creating an illusion of models literally walking on water. I can’t think of any other runway event in the world that can create such a dramatic effect.”

National brands have certainly started to pay attention, with one of Australia’s top designers, Camilla, showcasing her latest season on the runway.

Along with 12 looks from Camilla, more than 30 models showcased the latest men’s and women’s summer fashions from Westfield Kotara, Jets, Sass & Bide, Monte & Lou and more.

Façon, The Newcastle Style Issue summer edition, was launched late last month.

Chloe Evans: 

Camilla Southern Mermaid Kaftan With Sheer Sleeves; Camilla Brown Platform Heels.

All Available at Scentsation The Junction

Sarah Henderson:

Sass & Bide Ivory Atlas Jacket; Monte & Lou Horizon Texture Tie shoulder Mailot Khaki One piece; Twoobs Molly/Miranda Black and White Mid Sandal; Moroccan Woven Backpack.

Available at House of Lita

Jacob Graham:

SK Menswear Paisley Shirt; SK Menswear Navy Blue Jacket; SK Menswear Ivory Chino; SK Menswear Brown Loafer.

All Available at Westfield Kotara

Bec Ransom:

Camilla Reef Warrior Long Angel Cape; Camilla Reef Warrior Small Canvas Clutch; Camilla Brown Platform Heels.

All Available at Scentsation The Junction

Lachie Dowsett:

Rag and Bone Helix Black and Ivory Sunglasses – Available at Lillie’s at the Junction;

Uberstone Sand Linen Pants, Brooksfield Bone Linen Jacket, Wolf Kanat Blue Linen Cotton Shirt, By Becky Buckle1922 Brown Leather Belt. 

– All available at Rundle Tailoring

Sophie James:

Gorman Sea Shells Bikini; Gorman Sea Shells Cropped Rain Coat; Gorman Tan Stud Sandal; Gorman Bobby Sunglasses.

– All Available at Westfield Kotara

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