STUDENTS STRUT STUFF
SOUTH Metropolitan Tafe’s best and brightest fashion students will showcase their collections to the public.
The annual graduate fashion show Proto will take place at Beaumonde On The Point in East Perth on November 16.
The show is the culmination of three years work for Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising graduates from the Bentley campus.
Victoria Park resident Henrietta Grochowski said she was excited for the show but there were some nerves about putting her work on display.
“My original concept was looking at art deco and the opulence of that time,” she said.
“I used liquid silicone from a shop that usually sells it for boats and I’ve been able to mix vintage glamour with futurism; I’m really happy how it’s turning out so far.
“Everyone at the Tafe is good and supportive, so it’s given us the opportunity to explore ideas and grow.”
St James resident Misun Hwang said she was inspired by architecture for her collection.
“What inspired me is that there is not much women’s tailoring and where there is, it’s not high-quality,” she said.
“I wanted to make sustainable clothes too because that’s a big issue.”
Rivervale resident Felicity Sheppard was inspired by New South Wales wildflowers, as she visited the state during summer with her family.
“It’s a special place for me and I love picking flowers,” she said. “For my collection I used flounces and ruffles with different felt and silk fibres.”
Henrietta Grochowski, Felicity Sheppard and Misun Hwang.