Curtin University fashion students showcase designs at Intersect gala event


Ancille Kashaba on the runway with one of her models. Picture: Songy Knox
Ancille Kashaba on the runway with one of her models. Picture: Songy Knox

STUDENT fashion designers showcased their designs at a gala event called Intersect, held at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on December 3.

Eighteen students from Curtin University took part and Fashion Design head Anne Farren said it was a terrific experience for students hoping to break into the tough fashion industry.

“The students not only had to come up with some spectacular designs but they also had to organise and run the whole event, right down to the staging, music, venue set-up and promotion,” Dr Farren said.

“This year we saw an incredible variety in the designs from denim-inspired collections, to gender-neutral influences, to fashion designed with minimalism in mind.”

A number of students received awards for their outstanding work with the coveted Fashion Course Academic Award collected by Armadale student Ancille Kashaba for her Hybrid collection which was a tribute to gender-bending millennials.

Kensington student Beth Moseley won a one month internship with West Australian designer Megan Salmon, for her Denim Defiance collection.

Joyce Botero, of Bentley, won a month-long internship with Zomp shoes for her collection Minimal Maximalist where she will work with staff on their 2018 range.

All three were given Design Innovation Awards.

They are also joined by Mt Lawley student Melanie Wozniak as recipients of the City of Joondalup Urban Couture Masterclass award.

Ms Wozniak received a Design Innovation Award for her collection Wild, along with Port Kennedy’s Melissa Goh who was also named as the winner of the Gerber Technology AccuMark Training Award for her collection Sleight of Hand.

The Sericin Silk Textile Award went to Kingsley resident Ella Bailey for her collection Power Culture.

The Expresslink Production Award presented to Isla Munro from South Yunderup for her work Juxtaposer.

Ms Munro also won a Design Innovation Award, and other recipients included Antoinette Raphael The Power of Vibez and Katelyn Williams’ Contemporary Supremacy.

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