Last night saw the fashion glitterati descend upon The Intersection in Paddington to unveil plaques for six iconic Sydney designers!

Paying homage to homegrown talent, VIP guests included plaque recipients; Carla Zampatti, sisters Simone and Nicky Zimmerman, Designer Merivale Hemmes and Interior Designer Bettina Hemmes of House of Merivale, Adele Weiss of Weiss Art, Lydia Pearson and Pamela Easton of Eastern Pearson and Gerry, Jackie and Kelly Recek of Simona.




Other guests included model Nikki Phillips, Fashion identity Pip Edwards, model come blogger Tanja Gacic from My Empirical Life, They All Hate Us bloggers Elle Ferguson & Tash Sefton, executive designer for RM Williams Jonathan Ward, model and designer Gail Elliot with husband Joe Coffey, celebrity evening gown and wedding dress designer Steven Khalil with partner,TV presenter and columnist Zoe Balbi, actress and presenter Casey Burgess,Today Show team beauties Jacinta Campbell and Sylvia Jeffreys, Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s daughters Bridget and Frances Abbott,

Lauren Brandt of Hi5, Celebrity Apprentice adviser Deborah Thomas, former Mayor of Woollahra Municipal Council Susan Wynne, founder of Australian Fashion Week and 2010 fashion laureate Simon Lock,The Intersection property developer and proponent of the Australian Walk of Style Theo Onisforou, and a host of other glamorous Sydney celebrities, Australia’s fashion media and home-grown designers.



W H E R E : The Intersection, Paddington (corner of Glenmore Road and Oxford Street) W H E N : Tuesday 2 April 2013, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The streets of Paddington were filled with upbeat DJ tunes as hundreds of Sydney’s most stylish flocked to support

The 2nd Annual Australian Walk of Style event at The Intersection Paddington.The event honoured six iconic Australian designers, whose names were cast in bronze and laid in stone on the Oxford Street footpath, a permanent tribute to their enduring success in the Australian fashion industry.

The Australian Walk of Style welcomed six new recipients – Zimmerman, Simona, House of Merivale, Easton Pearson, Weiss, and Carla Zampatti, with their names immortalised in polished brass plaques, recognizing their outstanding contribution to the Australian Fashion industry. Australian Fashion Week founder and 2010 Fashion Laureate recipient Simon Lock officially welcomed guests, before presenting the 2013 Australian Walk of Style commemorative plaques.





The event also unveiled the prestigious Who’s Who of Australian fashion Top 100 most influential fashion identities from 1962 -2012.The list was voted on by Australia’s five Fashion Laureates: Akira Isagowa, Collette Dinnigan, Carla Zampatti, Pamela Easton & Lydia Pearson and Simon Lock.The Who’s Who list is cast in bronze and on permanent display at The Intersection Paddington and can also be viewed on The Intersection Paddington website.

Models, celebrities, fashion designers and bloggers walked the 55 metre red carpet amidst sparks of camera flashes as local media and street style photographers clambered to capture the evening’s most chic ensembles. Guests were treated to fruity Chombard cocktails, sparkling flutes of Moet, Santa Vittoria mineral water and a delicate selection of canapés and mini desserts.After the official proceedings,the stylish crowd continued to enjoy the mild autumn evening – celebrating and honouring Australia’s vast fashion talent.

The AustralianWalk of Style is the creation of property developer, The Intersection founder and fashion industry visionary Theo Onisforou.After years of planning and with the support ofWoollahra Municipal Council and the Paddington Chamber of Commerce,Theo’s dream of creating the ‘home of Australian fashion’ is a reality as The Australian Walk of Style event cements its place in the annual fashion calendar.The ‘walk of fashion stardom’ will continue to grow and recognise those who deserve everlasting recognition for their exemplary achievements within the Australian fashion industry as more plaques are added over the coming years.

Sydney Social 101 simply can’t wait!





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