With Grace Launch Their Second Collection 'Riviera Dreaming' at Savoir Faire Perth Fashion Week 2012
Launched in early 2011, With Grace is fore-fronted by model/aspiring stylist turned designer, Emily Grace Bathgate. With Grace is the perfect solution to a most frequent problem: the hunt for affordable yet luxe-looking pieces with enough individuality and exclusivity, within Western Australia. This label is sure to fill a little gap in Perth Fashion's tummy - and, in fact, has already begun to do so!
The With Grace aesthetic is best described as elegant bohemian - each piece tells the tale of another time and place, gives the wearer a great feeling of distinctiveness, and guarantees turning heads.
Riviera Dreaming sees a new take on bohemian elegance and on the label's aesthetic, with an injection of resort-style glamour. Heavy influence of the 1970's is again explored by the label in its newest and most enchanting collection, with a side of sexy this year.
The Riviera Dreaming aesthetic draws on day dreams of a make-believe and highbrow poolside party nestled on the Mediterranean coast, starring cocktail-sipping guests and style icons such as Stevie Nicks, Ali McGraw, Marie Helvin, Farrah Fawcett... the list goes on. The women are exuberating glamour, confidence, class and sexiness in luxurious maxi dresses, long, floaty skirts, tailored, elongating pants and shimmering accessories.
While the 70's period fashions have been well-explored of late by designers globally, the point of difference in this collection lies in its real modern-day influences: the style icons of today, what they wear, why they wear it. There is a real emphasis on classical, timeless silhouettes, and if the first With Grace collection, Romanticism, offered individuality, this collection well and truly raises the stakes.
Savoir Faire Perth Fashion Week is WA's most anticipated directional first ever fashion trade event - hosted annually to coincide with the Australian Spring/Summer peak buying season. Savoir Faire Perth Fashion Week 2012 offers established and emerging designers the opportunity to showcase their collections on a professional runway and provides a platform to truly maximise their exposure.
"The With Grace wearer shall this year shine like a beacon; glistening with sex appeal, exclusivity and lusciousness, dressed in crepes, sequins and lace. Each piece in this collection boasts exciting and vivid uniqueness, and contrasts in lengths, colours and more play on the adventurous side of fashion and show a new side of the label" -- Emily Bathgate, Designer.
With Grace is proudly designed and made in Western Australia with love.
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About With Grace
Designer, Emily Bathgate, saw a gap in the market for vintage-inspired women's wear with a unique, contemporary and ever-stylish twist. She tired of her chosen style of dress being limited by finances and distance. Enter 'With Grace' with its affordable, yet luxe and distinctive pieces.
'With Grace' is designed by a fashion stylist - so, naturally, styling is kept in mind throughout the entire designing process. This results in collections full of pieces that are incredibly wearable, both individually and with other pieces from the same collection. Each piece is considered with an overall outfit in mind: an outfit that will set the wearer apart from the crowd, leave her feeling Grace-ful and looking absolutely stunning.
All collections are both designed and made in Australia; in fact, the entire process - from sketch to store orders - will occur within Australia. No sweat-shops, no internationally sourced fabrics: just pure Australian women's wear.
Source: Global Fashion Wire (http://www.globalfashionwire.com)
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