HAVING a seamstress grandmother has helped put Lucy Mitchell (20) on a fashion career path.
The Bassendean resident was one of 18 Curtin University fashion design students who presented their collections at the 2015 Curtin Fashion Graduate Show, entitled No. 13.
The students created each garment worn in the show and organised the event from ticket sales, venue set-up, music, invitations and promotions.
Ms Mitchell said she had always been a creative person, but did not realise until her teenage years what she wanted to do.
“I am creative, and my grandma is a seamstress so that was helpful,” she said.
“I didn’t realise I was any good until high school.”
Now Ms Mitchell is creating her own clothes, which she describes as “feminine and ethereal”.
Ms Mitchell hopes her two loves – fashion and photography – will take her to the fashion capitals of the world.
“I’d love to work in Paris, that would be amazing, but there is also a lot of interesting stuff locally in Perth and Melbourne,” she said.