FUTURE Runway pushed the boundaries of style in its student showcase with a new category involving wearable technology.
South Metro Tafe’s Rebecca Vandepeer won this category for the 3D printed items to minimise waste and add interest.
The Runway’s winners included four students from South Metro Tafe and two from Curtin University.
The most talented students from WA’s top fashion institutions presented their designs on Thursday, September 14 at Fashion Paramount, Crown Pyramid.
An exhibition of works will be held at the Victoria Park Centre of the Arts at 125 Kent Street, East Victoria Park from October 2 to 7.
Festival director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said Future Runways continued to be a channel for creative expression and fostered people who would become the great designers of tomorrow.
“What they have produced is incredible, from a sustainable leather-like fabric made with kombucha to a jacket with an in-built GPS and advances in smart active wear.
The six categories also included ready-to-wear menswear and womenswear, evening, costume and eco design.
The winners of the Future Runway categories
– Wearable Technology: Rebecca Vandepeer’s garment adorned with 3D printing (South Metro Tafe)
– Ready to Wear Womenswear: Beth Moseley’s Denim Defiance collection (Curtin University)
– Ready to Wear Menswear: Gemma Peovitis’s reimagined military suit with a utilitarian edge (Curtin University)
– Eveningwear: Claire Randall’s bohemian bridal gown (South Metro Tafe)
– Eco Design: Henrietta Jennings combined lace with WA’s rugged landscape (South Metro Tafe)
– Costume: Misun Hwang incorporated a spiral staircase (South Metro Tafe).