Success student fashion designer wins award at Perth Fashion Festival event

Catherine Kelly (left) reacting to news of her Future Runway win, alongside a model wearing her piece.  Photo: Stefan Gosatti-Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.
Catherine Kelly (left) reacting to news of her Future Runway win, alongside a model wearing her piece. Photo: Stefan Gosatti-Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.

CATHERINE Kelly’s name could be the next big thing in WA fashion.

The Success resident was one of 19 South Metropolitan TAFE fashion student who showed off their unique designs as part of Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s Future Runway.

Miss Kelly wowed the judges during the event, winning the evening wear category with her piece Fleur Preservee.

She said the piece was inspired by old photos of dried, pressed or preserved flowers.

“I experimented with capturing dried and pressed flowers between two pieces of chiffon using a bonding substrate, ‘pressing’ the flowers between the fabric,” she said.

South Metropolitan TAFE students won four of the six awards on offer as part of the Future Runway event.

South Metropolitan TAFE’s creative industries portfolio manager Andrea Quintal said Future Runway was a great opportunity for the students.

“South Metropolitan TAFE are privileged once again to be a part of Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s 2018 program, which provides our students and staff with the occasion to connect and collaborate with industry professionals, creatives and like-minded enthusiasts,” she said.