This debut event held during L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2010 is run by former designer, Oscar Calvo. He commissioned Pen To Paper’s director, Lara Antonelli to write profiles on all of the designers showing, as well as all other press releases relating to the event.
This is definitely the moment you have all been waiting for!
You’ve never seen a fashion show quite like it.
CATWALKTHEATRE is the only one of its kind.
Prepare to be amazed!
CATWALKTHEATRE is a collection of performances that powerfully exude an extravagant fusion of fashion, music, theatre and dance.
CATWALKTHEATRE brings you a fashion showcase at its finest, exhibiting a novel and fresh new approach. A myriad of talented professional dancers will influence fashion in a way never before witnessed. Ideally matching the unique, eye catching and avant garde of Australian Fashion with the iconic styling’s of the world’s most distinct choreographer, Bob Fosse. With trademark slinky moves, quick isolations, rolling shoulders and sleek thrusting movements, Fosse’s world renowned and acclaimed moves will give our dancers a definite leg up, as you marvel at the spectacle that is, CATWALKTHEATRE.
Aftermath – Wrap Up of Catwalk Theatre
As the anticipation of the first ever CATWALK Theatre intensified outside the BMW Edge at Federation Square, guests and designers alike were enjoying a Chambord and champagne cocktail at Beer Deluxe. Flipping through the extensive and exciting program of events to unfold, could hardly prepare all in attendance for what was truly in store for them.
The superb location with its theatre seating and incredible ambience added to the allure of the event. Opening the show with a remarkable and gravity defying performance, NICA graduate Jessica Ward showed off her sublime talents. Balancing on a tripod with her body contorted into all sorts of shapes, she was an incredibly strong performer. Following from Ward, a dance troupe from the reputable Ministry of Dance strutted onto the catwalk to the sounds of Madonna’s Vogue. With feather fans in hand, the ladies delivered striking poses along the runway, with sass and aplomb.
The show continued with the starring designers thundering onto the catwalk. From lingerie and evening wear, the crowd was impressed with the immeasurable talent emanating from the stage. Highlights included the strikingly beautiful jewellery collection by William Griffith, which complimented Fauve’s sensual lingerie, as well as the sensational head pieces by milliners Alexandra Harper and Nikolina worn by both models and dancers alike.
Overall, it was a splendid event, born of hard work and many creative minds joining forces. Special congratulations to Oscar Calvo, who nurtured the event from its conception to its creation on Tuesday evening. Bringing together so many creatives for one fantastic project was a highly ambitious project, which was implemented with high caliber and passion.