Melissa Downes, Damien Anthony Rossi and Sharyn Ghidella at ICON
ICON FASHION SERIES Launches at Treasury Brisbane!
Glamour and fashion have returned to the iconic Treasury Brisbane with the launch of ICON, a new fashion series that will now feature on The Star Entertainment Group’s casino and hotel’s increasingly busy calendar of regular events throughout the year. Story by Cathryn Meredith
he first installment was a glamorous, star-studded affair hosted by Treasury Ambassador and Channel 7 personality Damien Anthony Rossi who along with Hunt+Kelly fashion designer and noted stylist Kellie Alderman curated a scintillating fashion parade featuring Brisbane’s most iconic fashion designers and labels including Paul Hunt, George Wu, Gail Sorronda, Chelsea De Luca, White Label Noba, Wil Valor and Urbbana as well as ’future designing icon’ Alex Wilkin-Parker. Upon arrival to the Treasury Hotel guests were indulged with Moet & Chandon and canapés at a pre-show champagne cocktail party and then ushered into the hotel’s European-style courtyard. Front row guests included hair and boating legend Stefan with partner Rose King, Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Janet Roach and Susie McLean, Bachelor in Paradise’s Nina Rolleston and renowned fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess. Model and entertainer Erin Holland opened the show with a beautiful rendition of Rhianna’s Diamonds which was only fitting given Tiffany & Co jewels were being featured in the parade with each front row guest receiving one of their distinctive light blue gift bags.
To the delight of the style savvy crowd, one fashion designer after another appeared on the runway at the end of their collection with an actual Brisbane icon of television, sport and fashion dressed by the designer. Icons that hit the runway included longtime newsreaders Channel 9’s Melissa Downes and Channel 7’s Sharyn Ghidella, The Great Day Out host Sofie Formica, Olympic swimmers Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm (in their last public appearance as a couple), rugby league star Sam Thaiday joined by wife Rachel Thaiday, fashion doyenne Deborah Quinn and insta-famous style blogger Nikki Parkinson. The glittering event continued in the hotel’s posh Ryan’s on the Park lounge with an exclusive Moet & Chandon-sponsored VIP after-party attended by the fashion designers, celebrities, media identities and VIP ticket holders. Next ICON event is slated for February 2019. Visit www.treasurybrisbane.com.au for details.
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