Everyone loves a good party and it’s claimed in the West that Perth knows how to hold them better than most. So it didn’t surprise us that the first birthday party held by designers Kate, aka the Blonde and Erin, aka the Brunette, of Perth label Ilka drew on their Spanish influences that also infused their latest collection.
Think Flamenco dancers, free flowing sangria, sumptuous platters, preserves and sticky caramel popcorn – OLE!
Perth design label Ilka celebrated their first birthday with a jam-packed party of customers, friends, family and local industry pals. Designers Kate and Erin -Ezzie to those in the know- showcased their new summer collection inspired by the sultry and passionate movement of flamenco dancers and the sun drenched colours of summer.
This label defines fun! We first spotted Ilka on the runway at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s WA Designer Capsule. Their Ole’-themed tees and undies cheekily poked out from under sheer red flamenco style gowns and fun summer dresses with sheer sleeve layering. Specially designed accessories in matching themes also garnered attention with some of you asking us where you could buy them.
Kate and Ezzie had every reason to celebrate this collection along with their first birthday. And of course they wore Ilka, as you’ll see from our pics below.
Ilka’s home base is at 377 Oxford St, Mt Hawthorn, (WA). Meet the designers, check out their range and if you’re lucky you might even get a sneaky-peek into their design HQ at the rear of their studio.
Photos: Ryan Ammon