Fashion in Cloverdale designers DNA

Fashion in Cloverdale designers DNA

SOUTH Metropolitan TAFE fashion students explored their own DNA in a unique runway show as part of this year’s Perth Fashion Festival.

Thirty fashion students participated in the free event showcasing diversity of creativity, precision skills and sustainability.

Cloverdale fashion diploma student Christopher Whitney said the theme made him think about his family’s history.

“To me DNA is about accepting who you are now and using your history to push you forward in life and art,” he said.

“I’ve incorporated this in my design by reflecting on my family’s history and stories that have been told about being in Japan, as well as the cultural stigma for tattoo art.”

Creative industries portfolio manager Andrea Quintal said the annual fashion festival was a valuable opportunity for the fashion students.

“South Metropolitan TAFE were privileged once again to be a part of the Perth Fashion Festival, which provides our students and staff with the opportunity to collaborate with industry, creatives and like-minded enthusiasts,” she said.