Fashion show raises funds for needy children

More than 200 of Adelaide’s most fashionable women gathered at Living Choice Fullarton for an afternoon of fun, fashion and jewellery last Saturday – but it was all for a good cause with the event raising $1,355 for the Save The Children Fund.

While the champagne flowed, guests admired the latest Spring/Summer collection from renowned fashion company Perri Cutten, which has a store in nearby Unley Road.

“Luxe and light” is the fashion statement for the new season and the models showed a chic collection that can be worn through Spring to the warmer months ahead. Head designer Penelope Loorham said the tailored long line vests, wrap jackets and gently draped tops offered lighter alternatives for layering and could be pared back in Summer.

“Classic suiting and separates are updated in luxuriously fluid fabrics for a softer silhouette and the graphic simplicity of black versus white works back with rich shades of navy, marine and shimmering bluebell. Adding a burst of Spring colour, striking botanical prints create flattering dresses and statement jackets. Inspired by a fresh, modern aesthetic and supreme versatility, our latest looks seamlessly transition from one season to the next,” she said.

Gail French of Regalia Bespoke Jewellery provided the jewellery for the Perri Cutten models to wear on the day and also donated freshwater pearl stud earrings for the first 150 attendees. Gail also donated a beautiful pearl necklace for the raffle.

Other raffle prizes were donated by Tailors of Distinction, Studio Hats, Perri Cutten, Yaffa Beautician, Starts with Legs and Damien on Fisher Restaurant.

Event organiser Helen Bonet, a resident at Living Choice Fullarton, said she was delighted that so many people had attended the show and supported the raffles. “We’re already talking about dates for next year’s event!”