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Walk For Water 2015

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We are so lucky to live in a country where we have access to the water we want and need.

This was the message that echoed along the long hall of Distribution Lane on Wednesday May 13th, as people arrived to help support Aveda’s Walk for Water Fashion Fundraiser 2015. The candle-lit venue housed both the runway show and silent auction. iPods, clothing and artwork were among the highly popular auction prizes, with an ambitious but attainable goal of $8000 to be raised from these auctions.

Hosted by Djurra Lifestyle Salon and Spa, Walk for Water is a WaterAid initiative aiming to provide fresh drinking water to communities that lack this vital resource. 1400 children die every day from a lack of water, a problem that can be prevented with appropriate funding. As little as $100 could provide an entire community with access to a clean water supply and the education to maintain it.

The runway show featured designs by Jessica Nella, Bobby and Olive, Cordelia Gibbs, Emily Gibbs, Love in Tokyo and Julia Wood. The beautiful collection by Love in Tokyo was a personal favourite, as the beautiful materials and designs flowed down the runway with grace and elegance. The Polytechnic West alumni of Jessica Nella, Emily Gibbs and Julia Wood all proved their skills with this show, as their collections showed diversity while maintaining cohesion. Deconstruction was a common theme in this show, with many of the designs being a combination of different fabrics, styles and textures. Designers used common colours and fitted material to help maintain the designs structure, while giving it a unique flair.

WaterAid: http://www.wateraid.org/au

Djurra Lifestyle Salon and Spa: https://www.facebook.com/djurra

Photography by Ryan Ammon: http://ryanammon.com

By Laurie Power