Fashion show’s ‘Escape to the Orient’ theme nod to Adelaide’s ongoing Chinese connection

THE colours and flavours of China will take over one of Adelaide’s premier shopping strips at this year’s Variety on King William.

Event organisers have announced the theme of “Escape to the Orient” — ahead of the October 21 King William Rd luncheon. Part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival, the event will include a Chinese-inspired three-course menu and runway showcasing the spring/summer trends.

The fashion show, featuring looks from King William Rd retailers, will have “touches of the Orient”, like that of pictured model Olivija from Pride Models in a Liza Emanuele dress and Denim Iniquity accessories with hair and make-up by My Style Bar.

John Karran, spokesman for the Variety on King William Steering Group and owner of Karrans of Hyde Park Watch and Jewellery Specialists, said the theme was a nod to Adelaide’s ongoing connection with China.

“Every year we try and have a theme — last year was Paris — and this year we think China and Adelaide seem to have a lot in common,” he said.

Cain Rumbelow of LB Events, the luncheon’s official theming partner, said the event will have the “wow factor” with a large custom-built entrance arbour to be one of the standout features. “It will be like a garden party but with a cherry blossom festival vibe about it,” he said.

Discounted early bird tickets for the event, which raises funds for Variety — The Children’s Charity — are available until Monday.

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