Urban Couture fashion workshops continue at Westfield Whitford City

2019 Urban Couture ambassadors Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee with Belridge Senior High School students.
2019 Urban Couture ambassadors Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee with Belridge Senior High School students.

THE City of Joondalup’s Urban Couture fashion program continues in Perth’s north next week.

The Get Handsy arm knitting workshop will run from 6pm on Tuesday evening.

Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for teenagers (recommended minimum age 16) plus a $50 material fee.

From 9am on Saturday, March 23 there will be a fashion marketing workshop with Unpublished Perth for $20, and from 10am on Sunday, March 24, there will be a fashion illustration workshop with Michelle Pike.

Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for teenagers (recommended minimum age 13) plus a $30 material fee.

All three events will be held at Westfield Whitford City in the exhibition space near Coles.

Fashion icons Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson were recently in town as the 2019 Urban Couture ambassadors.

As well as taking centre stage at the Graduate Capsule Designer Showcase runway show, the duo spent time at Timberside Retirement Village in Woodvale where they took part in a collaborative knitting project with 50 residents.

They also visited Belridge Senior High School, which runs a specialist fashion program that prepares students for higher studies relating to fashion, design and textiles.

The teenagers took part in a colour and shape workshop where they were encouraged to create their own Australian motifs and patterns using coloured card, inspired by Kee and Jackson’s work.

“The 2019 Urban Couture program has proven a spectacular success so far; in no small part due to the generosity of spirit and enthusiasm of these two true legends of the Australian fashion industry,” Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said.

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