YEAR 12 Methodist Ladies’ College fashion students paraded their designs for the first time at the Liz Davenport Fashion Show at Claremont Yacht Club last Friday.
“I’ve grown up with sewing machines around me because mum is a costume designer,” student Annabel Gunning (17) said, who dreams of studying the industry at the Royal Melbourne Institute of the Arts.
She and the other students have been taught by the college’s head of material design and technology in textiles Cheryl Lundy.
“I’ve been interested in fashion ever since I started sewing in Year 7 with Mrs Lundy, and just love it,” student Lauren Terriaca (17) said.
Mrs Lundy said the standard of the all the girls’ work was extremely high and she expected some high ATAR marks later this year.
The designs catwalked at the club, and the girls’ confidence, drew the attention of established designer Davenport.
“In the past, fashion has been much about girls showing restraint, being shy and saying ‘I can’t do that’, but there was none of that today,” she said.