Big news for fashion students
Thursday, 31 May 2012
The prospect of winning $1,000 and getting creative designing garments from recycled newspapers has excited Tropical North Queensland TAFE (TNQT) fashion students working around the clock.
They are all busily designing garments ranging from Kate O'Bree's three piece suit ensemble through to a skirt made from woven newspapers with matching handbag by Jolene Grewar.
Fashion teacher Susan Connell said the Cairns Eye Fashion Challenge was really testing the creative design skills of the fashion students studying Certificate II in Clothing Production and Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology.
"Emerging designers like TNQT Fashion Scholarship winner Natalie Taylor are showing that anything is possible when you are challenged to turn yesterday's news into tomorrow's trends," Ms Connell said.
"Natalie has spent a whole day creating rosettes from recycled newspapers for use in the pleated shorts she is creating and the effect is stunning."
TNQT Institute Director Joann Pyne said TNQT's fashion courses were widely respected for training emerging designers who go on to make a name for themselves nationally in the fashion industry..
"One of last year's Certificate IV graduates, Emma Matthews has been invited to be part of Cachelle Model Management's Runway twenty.twelve fashion show next Saturday," Ms Pyne said.
"We are so proud of Emma's achievements. Her label Emma Louise will be showcased alongside well known Australian designers including Wayne Cooper, Betty Tran, Jayson Brundson and Nicola Finetti.
"Who knows but Australia's next top fashion designer may well have started off their career designing garments made from recycled newspaper while studying fashion at TNQT.
"We wish all of our fashion students the best of luck as they compete in the Cairns Eye Fashion Challenge."