I think we've made it quite clear over the last 12 months that Student Runway & other assorted student events are our favourite shows to attend. Probably because the students put their all into their pieces & don't have the responsibilities of kowtowing to the mass market to contend with, which results in some crazily original designs. Not particularly wearable at times, but who cares - this time it is art for art's sake which is still a good thing to foster in young designers.
For five hardworking students, their efforts were paid off as they were awarded as winners in each of the 5 categories of ready-to-wear mens & women's, eco design, evening wear, & costume design. Melanie Nicholls took home the overall prize of the night as well with her neoprene creation - the next Dion Lee perhaps?
Check out my favourite pieces from last night's sold-out Student Runway - unfortunately it'd be killer to post all the photos here so I'm going to upload the whole lot to facebook! If one of your pieces was photographed by me on the runway, drop us an email if you'd like the hi-res images since facebook likes to maul the quality.
Winner winner chicken dinner! FYI, winning designs are featured as the first photo in each category.
Winner: Melanie Nicholls, WAAPA
Winner: Cordelia Gibbs, Curtin University
Winner: Meg-Isabella Hewett, ECU
Winner: Emily Brewer, WAAPA
Winner: Jasmine Nash, Polytechnic West
Make sure you check out our facebook album to see all of the looks, and congratulations to all the students who had their pieces showcased on the runway.