Urban designs on show

Meg-Isabella Hewett with two of her pieces in the exhibition.
Meg-Isabella Hewett with two of her pieces in the exhibition.

The fashion student is among several designers exhibiting in Aperture and Lace at Joondalup’s blend(er) gallery as part of the City of Joondalup’s Urban Couture fashion festival, which runs until March 27.

A third-year student at Edith Cowan University in Mt Lawley, Meg-Isabella (20) drew on a childhood love of Golden Books for one piece, fashioning pages into a child-size dress in the style portrayed in the popular stories.

A lace-look dress representing veins interspersed with bits of circuit board was her response to a TEE art investigation on technology in human society.

‘Exhibiting here is a great opportunity,’ she said.

‘I’ve always loved clothing and I really like art, (fashion designing) brings clothing and art together. I hope to go into fashion but I’m not sure if it will be as a designer or more buying or merchandising or owning my own shop.’

Aperture and Lace features clothing and jewellery from textile artists and fashion designers plus about 70 photographs celebrating WA designers and models.

The gallery in Central Walk in open: Monday to Thursday, 10am-2pm and Friday to Sunday, 1pm-7pm. Entry is free. Margaret Price