Walking in it's almost like you're sitting on the back balcony of a North Freo house having some summer wines with your best girlfriends. Mic from Micktric worked his magic to bring in the rainbow 80s vibes making us swell with nostalgia.
Last year's Empire Rose show was one of our faves with twinning models and androgynous Parisian vibes we thought that was the peak - but boy were we wrong! But before we get into the show, we have to let you in on a secret, we were lucky enough to visit Empire Rose HQ during the week and were treated to a sneak peak into Kath the designer's latest creations featuring hand painted sequin trainers and glomesh bags to make any vintage collector proud. With high expectations after our speak peak our hopes were met and then some.
The show opened as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's theme played with lunch boxes oozing smoke to be a little lame, it was a real treat. Tie dye and band t-shirts that had been ripped straight from the groupies' back bought an 80s rock edge to what we had previously associated with a very clean-cut brand. However we adored the addition of high waisted midi skirts paired with button-down shirts in vivid blue.
Shout out to the DJ who gave us a mix including Zoolander's Relax and Ice Ice Baby.
Bonus points awarded for the gloriously tattooed men in sequined pants.
Every now and again you find a collection that truly resonates with not only your personal style but also aligns with your ethos and values. Empire Rose is the epitome of The Boyfriend Shirt's style dreams - now how to get all of this collection into our wardrobe.
Next on the agenda for Day 5 of TPFF was Next Gen, a collection of emerging designers showing their capsule collections against a rad neon house which was a brilliant change to the ordinary staging presented.
We particularly loved Elle Campbell's art inspired fabrics and tailoring that was nothing but perfection.
Images thanks to Kai Ridley