Draw­ing on artist

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Willetton res­i­dent Sa­man­tha Quealy turned to Pablo Pi­casso for in­spi­ra­tion and was re­warded with a Perth Fash­ion Fes­ti­val hon­our.

A PABLO Pi­casso-in­spired cos­tume has helped Sa­man­tha Quealy walk away with a Perth Fash­ion Fes­ti­val award.

The Willetton res­i­dent won the cos­tume cat­e­gory at the fes­ti­val’s Fu­ture Run­way, which show­cases fash­ion stu­dent de­signs from the state’s lead­ing fash­ion de­sign schools and uni­ver­si­ties.

Ms Quealy’s said her 3D sculp­tural de­sign, ti­tled ‘Frame Per­spec­tive’, was in­spired by Pi­casso’s cu­bist pe­riod.

“I quite like geo­met­ric shapes and I like how it’s asym­met­ric and none of it is the same. I wanted to prac­tise dif­fer­ent tech­niques in sewing and I thought I’d give it a go,” she said.

The South Metropoli­tan Tafe stu­dent ad­mit­ted she was sur­prised by the win given she had not ini­tially de­cided to en­ter in the cos­tume cat­e­gory.

“I al­ways liked cos­tumes and I al­ready had the gar­ment made for a dif­fer­ent event I was con­sid­er­ing en­ter­ing it in,” she said.

“I thought I’d give cos­tumes a go be­cause that’s what I like the most.”

Pic­ture: Ste­fan Gosatti

Sa­man­tha Quealy (left) on the cat­walk at the Perth Fash­ion Fes­ti­val.

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