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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.