Perth fashion student in Kylie Minogue-inspired exhibition

Bundles by Julie Mwiragua photographed by Chantel Concei Photography. Model: Shion from Viviens Model Management.
Bundles by Julie Mwiragua photographed by Chantel Concei Photography. Model: Shion from Viviens Model Management.

CARINE fashion student Julie Mwiragua is showcasing her design in Fremantle this month.

Mwiragua and fellow South Metropolitan Tafe fashion students are part of the Body Language: A Photographic and Fashion Exhibition at WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

The display is inspired by the Kylie On Stage exhibition and named after Kylie Minogue’s ninth album.

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Tafe creative industries portfolio manager Andrea Quintal said it was a student-driven project featuring fashion and illustrations from upcoming designers, the stylings of hair, beauty and floristry artists and curated by future business creatives.

“It’s been fantastic to see the students come together to plan the exhibit concept, organise the logistics and use graphic design and installation techniques to present the concept to an audience,” she said.

Mwiragua, who is studying an advanced diploma of applied fashion and design, has contributed a photograph of her design Bundles.

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She said it was inspired by the work of artist Shani Crowe and explores the precision and artistry of braiding.

“Crowe utilises braids to create elaborate and gravity-defying sculptures from the scalp up,” she said.

“My design replicates the strong line, direction and rhythm Crowe forms in her work.”

The free exhibitions runs until June 30.

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