Perth Fashion Festival: Bentley Tafe students to have designs shown off


Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology student finalist Henrietta Jennings with her World War I Zeppelin airship influenced design.
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology student finalist Henrietta Jennings with her World War I Zeppelin airship influenced design.

THIRTEEN fashion students from the Bentley South Metropolitan Tafe (SM Tafe) have been selected as finalists in Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s Future Runway.

The event, on September 23 at the Perth Concert Hall, brings together the most promising designers from WA’s key fashion institutions and universities.

Winners will be announced on the night, with SM Tafe students having 16 entries in all five categories: ready-to-wear womens wear, ready-to-wear menswear, eveningwear, eco design and costume.

SM Tafe portfolio manager Andrea Quintal said it was fantastic to see the students work from inception to completion, and that the group were extremely talented.

“A lot of these students have aspirations to work locally and overseas for high end fashion labels and many want to start their own brands, so this is great publicity for them,” she said.

“We aim to equip our students with a balance of creative skills and business approaches to ensure they are job-ready when they leave us.”

SM Tafe offers a Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology and an Associate Degree of Fashion Business.