The STYLEAID after party was held at Connections Nightclub.
2003 theme: Perform
STYLEAID moved to the grounds of the University of Western Australia in a large specially constructed marquee for entertainment and dinner with the parade happening in Winthrop Hall with the them "Perform".
The hosts for Perform were Jo Beth Taylor and Jeremy Gregory who also performed his latest single for the audience. The event also included another amazing performance from the WA Ballet, the Dance Collective, the Drag Kings and Miss Cherry from Connections.
The major sponsors involved were Carillon City, Birra Moretti, Braziliano Coffee, M.A.C, Brinkhaus Jewellers, Xanadu Wines, San Pellegrino, Network Ten, Alize, Connections Nightclub, Bam Creative, G&L Travel, Pedersens Hire, Comestibles Catering, SCOOP Magazine, Deutz Sparkling and Xpress Magazine.
In 2003 the STYLEAID committee was made up of Aly May, Paul O'Connor, Annette Hasluck , Tonia McNeilly, Marie Hewson, Emma Phillips, Paul McClurg, Hendra Widjaja and Mark Reid. Event coordinator Mark Reid was a finalist in the Community Services Industry Awards - Outstanding Achievement by and Individual.
The STYLEAID magazine grew to 44 pages and featured Ryan Porter from Viviens and Mimm Porter from the Ninth Floor as the faces for the event, with photography by Di Vidos and concept and styling from Aly May.
Executive Director Trish Langdon noted in her welcome on the magazine that for the first time in 10 years there had been an increase in new HIV diagnoses in Australia.
"Here in Australia we have been arguably at the forefront of HIV education and prevention over the past 15 years but as the world continues to be decimated by this virus it is important that we do not rest on our laurels. It is important that we maintain our focus and redouble our efforts."
This was the first year that the event featured emerging talent on the runway and the designers that showcased their new collections were: Formallyknownas (FKA), Sevn Design, Ladies & Gentlemen, Klab, Sheree Dornan and Porcelean.
Established designers shown were: Aurelio Costarella, ae'lkemi, ericamerica, Ruth Tarvydas, Jaclin Chouchana, dd by Megan Salmon and su Design.