Port Kennedy resident showing off the wonder of wool at Perth Royal Show


Melissa Pei-Sun Goh with her designs.
Melissa Pei-Sun Goh with her designs.

PORT Kennedy resident Melissa Pei-Sun Goh has her garments on display at the Perth Royal Show.

Ms Goh was a recipient of the Australian Wool Education Trust scholarships, which provide grants to final-year fashion students to help them purchase wool fabrics for their collections.

Ms Goh created wool fashion designs as part of her Curtin University Bachelor of Arts in Fashion studies.

The Australian Wool Education Trust supports wool education initiatives in Australia, particularly in wool and wool textile science and technology.

Ms Goh’s collection of works are from her PEI-SUN Autumn/Winter 2017/18 capsule collection, which she explained is loosely based on the 1920s Australian Razor Gangs and the concealment of their identities.

“Wool is a flexible, natural fibre with trans-seasonal qualities,” she said.

“It’s a durable fabric to suit most wearers, not only for Australian customers, but also globally.”

Curtin University fashion co-ordinator Dr Anne Farren said the support of the Australian Wool Education Trust allowed the students the opportunity to work with, and promote, an iconic Australian product.

“Wool is an amazing natural fibre with properties that meet the demands of modern living,” she said.

“It has the potential to keep the wearer both cool in summer and warm in winter.”

The works will be on show in the wool section of the Jim Horwood Pavilion near Gate 8 at Claremont Showgrounds until tomorrow, September 30.

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