Fash Pack to Hit Runway Twenty Twelve
Cairns, QLD, Australia – (News4us.com) June 06, 2012
As a leader of Australia’s ‘fash pack’, news that Wayne Cooper (at left) will headline an elite line of designers attending the inaugural Runway Twenty Twelve at Tjapukai on Saturday 9 June, 2012 is indeed a coup for organisers.
Along with media personalities Jesinta Campbell and Karl Stefanovic, Cooper will make an entrance alongside Western Australian designer Betty Tran, Kirsten Beck from Brisbane of Molly and Polly Swimwear and Sydney based Emily MacKenzie of MacKenzie Mode.
Sponsorship manager, Sarah Jones says she was delighted to receive the call from Cooper himself.
“I was quick to recognise his trademark cockney accent on the line and had to pinch myself on hearing that he would indeed visit Cairns for our event. This is great news and adds to our line up of designers, added a great deal of kudos and cache to Runway Twenty Twelve,” she said.
With almost all of the VIP tickets sold, but with still many general admission available, Ms Jones said she is expecting a very fashionably dressed crowd.
“We expect that everyone will be impressed, elegantly dressed and arriving in style for a night that is sure to change the way people relate to fashion cultural in Cairns.”
Runway Twenty Twelve’s designer showcase by Cachelle Model Management as follows:
Wayne by Wayne Cooper, Sacha Drake, Nicola Finnetti, MacKenzie Mode, Intimo, Rose Noir, Karen Walker, Jayson Brundson, Molly and Polly Swimwear, Urban Activ, Betty Tran and local designer, Emmah Louise.
Tickets are on sale now and are priced as follows:
- General Admission – $70 includes roaming canapés, arrival drinks from Oyster Bay wines and FNQ Lagers, cash bar, gift bag valued at $120 PLUS a chance to win $1000 cash prize from eco@jumrum, genuine Gucci leather goods from DFS Galleria. Exclusive after party invite to Ba8 at Shangri-La, the Pier.
- VIP – $140 front row seating includes Oyster Bay wines, FNQ Lagers, roaming canapés, gift bag valued at $200 PLUS a chance to win genuine Gucci leather goods. After party is at Ba8, Shangri-La, the Pier.
- VVIP – $240 corporate tables in reserved seating (only 11 tickets remain) includes canapés, beverages, gift bag valued at $300 with exclusive after party invite with our celebrity guests.
About Runway Twenty Twelve
- Australian’s top fashion designers showcasing their collections.
- First time, outdoor fashion event, in the rainforest at Tjapukai Cultural Park
- Photo opportunities with celebrity guests and designers on red carpet
- Watch the red carpet interviews by Runway presenters catching up with the who’s who of style, designer celebrities and other special guests
- Live performances, including choreographed show by local fire twirlers, and dance group
- Arrival drinks thanks to Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand and FNQ Lager
- Exclusive gift bags from our sponsors
- An after-party exclusive for all major sponsors, celebrities, designers, talent and media
- Guests will enjoy a Pamper Room by the team at Runway Express from Brisbane to offer hair and makeup touch ups www.runwayexpress.com
- Soulful Dj
- Prizes of $1000 cash, Gucci leather goods, adventure passes and vouchers
- Each guest will receive a $100 Aromatics facial from Guinot to be used at either Guinot Beauty, Smithfield OR Beaute Par Excellence, Edge Hill
About Wayne Cooper
Wayne Cooper grew up in London’s East End. Despite a strong sense of style and love of fashion, he went to university and completed a law degree.
During his early beginnings in a legal career he made a pro-active decision that was set to change his future forever.
In 1985 he made a big and bold choice to come to Australia.
Entranced by fashion, he took a job at Sydney clothing store, Masons.
After training in fashion design at East Sydney Technical College, Wayne was involved in a successful fashion partnership in Sydney for seven years.
Following this he decided to go it alone; the ‘Brave’ move occurred and so too, one of the most respected fashion labels was born.
Stylist and former Masons co worker, Jean Ferraud, joined Wayne as Creative Director soon after the launch of BRAVE.
The rock n’ roll sense of fun – spirited, cheeky, irreverent with the romantic tones that defined Cooper’s original label BRAVE, influence all of his designs, from the most daring to the strictly tailored.
In 1996 the launch of his signature label, Wayne Cooper, brought a more exclusive collection to complement the BRAVE label.
In just five short years he rose to the top of Australia’s fashion industry.
In 2002, the BRAVE label was replaced by Wayne Cooper, a youthful, sexy label currently stocked in all Myer stores, including Cairns.
Wayne Cooper has shown for the past 15 years at Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, which have become must see events, with ranges that consistently provoke a strong critical response.
Lavishly styled and produced, Cooper’s shows are a combination of sophisticated technology, original venues and sound tracks and have attracted some of the world’s leading models including Linda Evangelista, Sarah Murdoch, Eva Herzigova, Amber Valetta and Alec Wek.
Wayne has been successful world wide.
In 18998 he showed his winter range at the Osaka Collections in Japan to great reviews and showed at New York Fashion Week in 2001.
He has also stocked to the world’s most desirable department stores including Selfridges, Neiman Marcus, Bergdoff Goodman, Fenwicks, Henri Bendel and Browns.
In 2002 Wayne featured in the documentary, Front Row, which followed him for a month leading up to Mercedes Australian Fashion Week.
In 2004 he appeared as a special guest on the Australian television series ‘What Not To Wear’.
As part of G’Day LA in 2010, Wayne put on a show with Myer in the United States to showcase his winter 2010 collection.
Wayne continues to demonstrate his distinct ability to create aspirational and wearable pieces suitable for all occasions.
The brand Wayne Cooper has now grown to include a stable of labels to not only cater to the needs of women, but to also include menswear, shoes, bags and accessories.
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