There is a real need for local council to revitalise the central business district of Adelaide to attract a sense of city culture. One such councilor and candidate for Adelaide Mayor is Clr Francis Wong, who's forward thinking approach bought one of Australia's top designers, Bowie Wong, Bowie - Cashmere to Adelaide for an intimate gathering of socialites and fashion industry notaries. Which was proudly supported by Abache, Chandon, Mary Kyri, Soundpond.net, the gorgeous Pride Models & Richmond Hotel
Having only ever showcased some of his designs at Gerade McCabe Noir event the previous week. The collection he bought was sleek, modern cuts with standout garments worn by the likes of Lady Gaga and other celebrities.
Bowie was impressed with the city and his first impressions of our international standard airport and vibrant city culture having not visited Adelaide for sometime.
If Adelaide is to have a long term fashion retail trade that is constantly moving forwards in terms of been modern and on par with the likes of the eastern states then there needs to be positive and constructive input from council for not just overhaul of planning, zoning and reasonable council rates but cultural support for fashion events.
Below are the links for two of the candidates supporting a viable fashion retail revival.If you live in the city then have your say, at least this election the two candidates have a worth while policy, that is supporting Adelaide's fashion industry.
Thanks to Filip Odzak and Ida Taylor for organising such a great event.