Proudly supporting emerging Perth fashion

Garden City is proud to be a supporter of the South Metro Tafe Fashion Program, nurturing and advocating for emerging Perth talent.

On Tuesday 12 November South Metropolitan TAFE’s fashion students presented their creative collections - the culmination of an intense three years of study at the Bentley campus. The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising students curated their graduate show based on the concept of ‘Phase 3’, representing the end of their three year fashion journey. 

Celebrating artisanship, innovation and modern directions in design, the collections of the graduates included zero-waste pattern cutting techniques, hand-dyeing and the transformation of vintage and recycled textile ranging from swimwear, street, women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and evening wear.

Six awards were also presented on the night, with winning students selected by a panel of local industry judges and staff.

Most Outstanding Design Award
For demonstrating exceptional design flair and innovation in all aspects of the design process
Sponsor: Burnells   
Winner: Maree Aldred
Most Outstanding Range
For outstanding concept and brand development, and demonstrating currency to a target customer            
Sponsor: Charles Parsons
Winner: Airon Cataylo
Concept to Market Award           
For innovative research into promotion and marketing concepts
Sponsor:        Oxlades        
Winner: Julie Mwiragua
Sustainability and Conscious Design Award
For sustainable design and pattern cutting principles.
Sponsor: M.Recht  
Winner: Pam Prince
Experimental Manipulation & Textile Award
For excelling in the development of innovative and experimental textiles, and the integration of these techniques into a  collection with integrity and sophistication. 
Sponsor: Sericin Silk          
Winner: Anika Englebrecht
Design & Product Development Award
For displaying exceptional conceptual understanding, innovation and creative identity in the design and product development process           
Sponsor: Garden City
Winner: Thandar Tun

Discover more about the South Metro TAFE Fashion Program here.