High tea on menu for vintage fashion.
MODELS strutted the catwalk yesterday for a vintage style fashion parade with a high tea twist at Westfield Belconnen.
The retailer turned on the charm, treating shoppers to a free sparkling wine, live music from a string quartet and traditional high tea fare.In an increasingly competitive retail market where traditional stores are being forced to compete with online shopping, Westfield has been upping the ante with extravagant in-centre events.To launch the fashion parade, pop star Paulini Curuenavuli warmed up the crowd with performances of two songs, demonstrating that she was one of those rare artists who sound better live then when recorded.
The fashion show featured the key colours and fabrics of the autumn/winter seasons, including burgundy and teal and plenty of faux fur and felt.
Men’s fashions were also showcased, with muted colours creating extra interest for otherwise conservative ensembles.
Westfield has another fashion event planned for today, with television celebrity Charlotte Dawson, Who Weekly editor Kate Halfpenny and Westfield stylist Trish Murray hosting a fashion question and answer session at 2pm.