A strong fo­cus on fash­ion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Pia van Straalen STYLED BY KIRSTY

THE 2015 ap­plied fash­ion de­sign­ers from Bent­ley Polytech­nic West con­tinue to prove why it is a course to be reck­oned with.

NUCLEO Col­lec­tive, un­veiled last Novem­ber, was the cul­mi­na­tion of 12 months of work by young as­pir­ing de­sign­ers.

The Bent­ley Polytech­nic DE­SIGNER Suzana Par­avac - El­e­gant Move­ment Col­lec­tion LA­BEL In­tima Col­lec­tive DRESS Pompei Drape SUB­URB Wem­b­ley MODEL Emma Claire

Ms Par­avac was in­spired by col­leagues and lec­tur­ers at Polytech­nic and said she would rec­om­mend a fash­ion course to any­one as­pir­ing to be a de­signer as it taught so much about the in­dus­try.

“I’ve learned so much about my own de­sign style, strengths and weak­nesses,” she said.

Ms Par­avac said she was in­spired to choose lux­u­ri­ous fab­rics for the Pompei Drape dress; a 'one off' be­spoke piece in a silk is no longer avail­able. Ms Par­avac is work­ing on her own on­line bou­tique but can be con­tacted for cus­tom gowns at in­ti­mate.col­lec­tive@ gmail.com. West Cer­tifi­cate III in Ap­plied Fash­ion De­sign and Tech­nol­ogy is among the most sought-af­ter cour­ses in the state for stu­dents want­ing to mas­ter tex­tile de­sign and fash­ion de­sign.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme d451655p

Model Emma Claire wears a dress de­signed by Suzana Par­avac, from Bent­ley Polytech­nic West.

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