Bespoke: Wilson and Bentley fashion students show off wares in Curtin Fashion Graduate Show


Naomi Halls and Sarah Mah. Picture: Jon Hewson
Naomi Halls and Sarah Mah. Picture: Jon Hewson

WILSON fashion designer Sarah Mah was awarded the Fashion Course Academic Award at the end of year Curtin Fashion Graduate Show, Bespoke.

Her collection, MAH, draws on the fragmented geometric yet curved forms of origami and is inspired from the human skeleton and its paradoxical nature.

The award recognised the student who achieved the highest overall course weighted average.

It was the cherry on top of a stellar year for Mah, who also showed her collection at Malaysia Fashion Week last month.

Fellow graduate and Bentley resident Naomi Halls also fared well throughout the course, landing a one-month internship with Zomp shoes for her collection, titled Shibui: Hand of the Maker.

As part of the internship, Halls will have the opportunity to develop and produce her own original design for Zomp’s 2017 range.

The pair graduated among 18 other designers, each with distinctive and unique collections.

Head of fashion design at Curtin Anne Farren said the end of year showcase was a great opportunity to celebrate the success of the students.

“The showcase, Bespoke, reflected the huge amount of work and time put in by each student and it was a great way to end the year,” she said.

“It is so rewarding to watch the students grow throughout their time at Curtin and to watch them present their final collections, which they have spent so long working on.

“Each student puts an incredible amount of effort into each piece they produce and we wish them all the best in their future careers within the fashion industry.”

Bespoke took place on Sunday 4 December 2016 at B-Shed in Fremantle.