Showcasing Top Fashion Talent; Young Designers Display Their Original Garments at Byron's Voyeur Fashion Expose

Article excerpt

Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au

VOGUE's Anna Wintour was a no-show but Voyeur 2010, Byron's Fashion Expose, still hit the runway running with young Northern Rivers designers proving they have the creative cut to make it big in the colourful world of fashion.

As 300 well-dressed guests quaffed bubbles, 30 models strutted down the catwalk on Friday night in the Byron Theatre to showcase 10 of the region's up and coming fashion designers.

Now in its second year, the event is proving to be a hit.

It has plenty of support from the area's art and fashion a[approximately]B' crowd (as in Byron) with tickets selling out before the big night at the theatre in the Byron Community Centre.

Community Centre events co-ordinator Sarah Yates had plenty of praise for the high standard of work shown in the original designs displayed.

True to the idea behind the runway showing the event was a creative platform for designers, a[approximately]to launch their careers and get their names out there'.

Also being showcased along with the Northern Rivers designers were the creations of some of the brightest young rising stars of fashion from around the country, with Byron clothing store In Annies Pocket showing a selection of vibrant outfits.

The 10 designers each had six minutes on the runway with some determined designers showing off up to 15 different outfits.

Ms Yates afterwards described the range of fashion as diverse, an eclectic mix that included lingerie, bohemian styles to tailored costuming along with a smaller selection of mens-wear which included jeans, pants and shirts.

Unlike recent national events in the football, political and modelling arenas, the Voyeur show had no ties in the three award categories. …