Cockburn Gazette - - WHAT’S ON - Aaron Cor­lett

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.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d475377

Hen­ri­etta Gro­chowski, Felic­ity Shep­pard and Misun Hwang.

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