‘Feathers’ fly high at Polytechnic West fashion fest

Thornlie resident Jessica Jones and Gosnells resident Georgina Greenlee with their designs.
Thornlie resident Jessica Jones and Gosnells resident Georgina Greenlee with their designs.

THORNLIE resident Jessica Jones is one of many Polytechnic West fashion students set to launch a unique collection at the Perth Fashion Festival, having transformed banners and signage into high-end fashion.

With the support of many local organisations, Polytechnic West students have begun working sustainably to ‘upcycle’ both cloth and vinyl banners, turning redundant waste into dramatic silhouettes of art wear and gowns.

The gowns will form part of SIGNature, a high fashion project for the upcoming Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, at Fashion Central in Perth’s Forrest Chase on Friday.

Ms Jones is studying the Associate Degree of Fashion Business and working with vinyl banners to cut and create bird feathers for her SIGNature gown.

“I was drawn to the idea of turning man-made material into an imitation of something found in nature, specifically bird feathers” she said.

“I wanted to experiment with dyeing and manipulating the banners into feathers as an alternative to using less sustainable resources.”

For more information, go to www.telstraperthfashionfestival.com.au/event/signature