Photo: Ramen Spoonz

Student Fashion 2015

28 March–23 August 2015 Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

The Museum’s annual Student Fashion display provides a glimpse of the exciting potential of the next generation of Australian fashion designers. The exhibition showcases eight outfits from top final year students from four Sydney-based fashion design schools. The display illustrates the students’ diverse design signatures and technical skills.

For over twenty years the annual exhibition has featured the work of around 150 students, many of whom have gone on to outstanding careers in a diverse range of fashion related fields.


Vanessa Emirian
University of Technology, Sydney

Spots, dots and sculptural forms feature throughout Vanessa’s graduate collection, Circulate.  She uses traditional tailoring techniques alongside labour-intensive needle felting to create these pieces, which revolve around her ‘…wacky obses­sion with the lim­it­less pos­sib­il­it­ies of the circle’.


Rebecca Kendrick
Whitehouse Institute of Design

Rebecca has playfully deconstructed the basic white dress shirt in this collection. Unconventionally, she has inserted sleeves and collars into the necklines of gowns and tops. She has also chosen fabric to fall elegantly around the body – drapery is a core element of her collection.


Mat Lee
Fashion Design Studio TAFE NSW

Mat uses many techniques and materials in his work including, flocking, knitting, digital printing, foil, glow-in-the-dark ink, plastics and glitter. Inspired by artist Yoko Ono’s minimalism and clean lines, Mat has created outfits that attempt to give confidence for any age or gender.


Leah Williams
Raffles School of Design and Commerce

Leah’s graduate collection, Twisted trickery, explores perception through the use of geometric shapes. Inspired by German graffiti artist ‘1010’ and Swiss painter Felice Varini, Leah has used layering and piecing to create optical illusions and depth in her work.


Student Fashion is presented as part of the MAAS Centre for Fashion.

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