02 August 2012
Fashion hits Highpoint
RMIT University's Fashion Design and Technology students are inspiring the public with an exhibition that showcases their unique garments at the Highpoint Shopping Centre at Maribyrnong.
The exhibition, outside the Country Road store, started earlier this week and runs until Monday.
Tina Guglielmino, Program Director, Fashion at RMIT's Brunswick campus, said the exhibition, highlighted student designs and gave people the chance to see each designer's skill, character and creativity up close.
"The garments are completely engaging. They demonstrate the designer's imagination, creativity and the advanced techniques used to produce such high calibre work," she said.
The exhibition is a mix of student and recent graduate work, including items by Sarina Wu and Kristen Eadie, who both graduated last year.
Ms Wu is exhibiting a design inspired by her research into international designer Alexander McQueen. The fashion forward dress was created using complex pattern techniques, colour and texture.
Ms Eadie's design took inspiration from designer Hussein Chalayan and was created using cutting edge styles and trends to produce a truly one of a kind dress.
The exhibition isn't only for women. Emily Basso is showcasing two menswear styles inspired by the current vintage preppy trend.
Scott Crellin, Manager, Highpoint Shopping Centre, said he was thrilled to be partnering with RMIT to showcase talented students' original designs and share their inspiring collections with the Highpoint community.
A design by Sarina Wu.
A design by Kristen Eadie.
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