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Bespoke showcase success for Curtin fashion students

Media release

Eighteen student fashion designers recently presented their end of year collections at the 2016 Curtin Fashion Graduate Show, titled Bespoke.

The students, who presented their distinctive and unique collections at the showcase, were also responsible for organising the event, including promotion, music and venue set-up.

Dr Anne Farren, Head of Fashion Design at Curtin said the end of year showcase was a great opportunity to celebrate the success of the students.

“The showcase, Bespoke, reflected the huge amount of work and time put in by each student and it was a great way to end the year,” Dr Farren said.

“It is so rewarding to watch the students’ grow throughout their time at Curtin and to watch them present their final collections, which they have spent so long working on.

“Each student puts an incredible amount of effort into each piece they produce and we wish them all the best in their future careers within the fashion industry,”

A number of students also received awards at the end of year showcase for their outstanding work on their final collections.

Curtin student Miss Sarah Mah won the Fashion Course Academic Award, which recognises the student who achieves the highest overall course weighted average.

Her collection, MAH, draws on the fragmented geometric yet curved forms of origami and also is inspired from the human skeleton and its paradoxical nature.

Curtin student Miss Naomi Halls won a one month internship with Zomp shoes for her collection SHIBUI: HAND OF THE MAKER. As part of the internship, Ms Halls will have the opportunity to develop and produce her own original design for Zomp’s 2017 range.

Curtin student Miss Adeline Pasquale won the Fashion Industry Award which includes a one month sponsorship for access to Common Ground Collective in Fremantle to promote and sell her garments.

The City of Joondalup awarded four outstanding students the Urban Couture prize, which includes a masterclass alongside the City of Joondalup’s Urban Couture ambassador in 2017.

All graduating designers that presented in Bespoke include:

  • Addy Pasquale – LURE
  • Claudi JVR – ROOTS
  • Christy Tsz Yan Law – CULTURAL FUSION
  • Erina Viani – THE INVERSED
  • Emma Watson –YIMNINY
  • Gracen Steinepreis – OPHELIA
  • Irena Sanic – KNOTS AND CROSSES
  • Jasmine Nielsen – KARA JANE
  • Jozina Werny – KABUKI
  • Joyce Leung – DRAMATIC
  • Kate Hannah – P’JUNK
  • Lucy Okpara – CLEOSTON
  • Montika Sillapaduriyank – VENUS KISS
  • Naomi Halls – SHIBUI: HAND OF THE MAKER
  • Rebecca Timson – VILLANS WONDERLAND
  • Sarah Fallara – PINA
  • Sarah Mah – MAH
  • Sophie Watson – WOVEN WOMEN

Bespoke took place on Sunday 4 December 2016 at B-Shed in Fremantle.