Curtin Fashion Graduate Show: design students to showcase wares


Design students Sarah Mah, Kate Hannah and Naomi Halls.
Design students Sarah Mah, Kate Hannah and Naomi Halls.

A YEAR of hard work will reach its zenith when 18 fashion students present their collections at the 2016 Curtin Fashion Graduate Show.

Titled Bespoke, the show at B-Shed in Fremantle, will present a series of distinctive and unique collections created by the graduating students.

Head of fashion design at Curtin Anne Farren said the end of year showcase was a great opportunity for the students to present their collections to an audience of fashion industry, media and consumers.

“The students have spent months of dedication and hard work putting together their collections and it is always so rewarding to watch it all come to life at the end of year fashion show,” she said.

“There is a lot of detail and time committed to each piece presented at the show and this series of collections is unified by one common element; a dedication to meticulously crafted, bespoke fashion.

Along with designing and creating each individual piece for the show, the students are also responsible for planning and promoting the end of year event.

Wilson student Sarah Mah, who recently showed garments from her collection at Malaysia Fashion Week, will be presenting her collection MAH at the Bespoke runway show.

“My collection MAH, which means the pause, gap or space between two structural parts, draws on the fragmented geometric yet curved forms of origami,” she said.

“Designs in this collection also draw inspiration from the human skeleton and its paradoxical nature.

“Being part of the 2016 STYLO Asia Fashion Week was a fantastic opportunity to showcase my collection to an international audience and I am looking forward to presenting it to a Perth audience this December.”

Naomi Halls will also present her collection Shibui: Hand of the Maker at the end of year showcase.

“My collection is inspired by the traditional Japanese concept of Shibui which refers to the beauty of imperfection and simplicity, with a focus on the use of silk, as well as cocoon shapes as a reflection of the fibres origins,” she said.

Kate Hannah will be presenting her collection P’JUNK, with its commentary on fast fashion and the fast pace of the fashion industry, at the end of year fashion show.

Other graduating designers presenting in Bespoke

� Addy Pasquale – LURE

� Claudi JVR – ROOTS

� Christy Tsz Yan Law – CULTURAL FUSION

� Erina Viani – THE INVERSED

� Emma Watson –YIMNINY

� Gracen Steinepreis – OPHELIA

� Irena Sanic – KNOTS AND CROSSES

� Jasmine Nielsen – KARA JANE

� Jozina Werny – KABUKI

� Joyce Leung – DRAMATIC

� Kate Hannah – P’JUNK

� Lucy Okpara – CLEOSTON

� Montika Sillapaduriyank – VENUS KISS

� Rebecca Timson – VILLANS WONDERLAND

� Sarah Fallara – PINA

� Sophie Watson – WOVEN WOMEN

Bespoke will be held at B-Shed in Fremantle on Sunday December 4 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

For tickets: http://news.curtin.edu.au/events/bespoke-2016-curtin-fashion-graduate-show/