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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 fi­na­lyear 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.

Melissa Pei-Sun Goh with her de­signs.

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