WILSON resident Sarah Mah was among the Curtin University fashion student contingent who headed to Malaysia as part of the 2016 STYLO Asia Fashion Week.
Mah displayed eveningwear designs as part of her Iseki collection from her label WAH MAH MAH that uses mixed textiles in silk satin, silk crepe and leather.
“For this collection I was inspired by human anatomy as well as the sculptural aspects of origami, and how I could create my own forms to mimic and symbolise the bone structure of our bodies,” Mah said.
“Iseki translates to ‘remains’ from Japanese and draws from the influence of origami to explore the paradoxical nature of the human skeleton.
“Origami shapes are set against a backdrop of ethereal soft draped silk, rhythm and symmetry; where balance is found between different worlds.”
Mah, who travelled with former Curtin University fashion student Cordelia Gibbs also, had the opportunity to display her work to industry personnel through a Curtin University booth at the FACIT@INTRADE national and international trade exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.
There they were given the chance to network with other suppliers, manufacturers, designers, boutiques and potential buyers.