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Fashion and Textiles Design – Curtin University Graduation Show 2009

1 December 2009

Last week I went to the Curtin Fashion and Textiles Design Graduation Show 2009. It was very well produced for a student show, and I was extremely impressed.

Curtin Fashion Grad Show 2009

Dress designed by Rebecca Timson, mixing 18th Century fashion with contemporary Avant-Garde.

There were also plenty of fashion industry and media people attending, and the turnout was fantastic, so it also had the atmosphere of a “must attend” event. I went with a designer friend and we mingled and chatted to heaps of people we knew from the industry before the start.

We had front row VIP seats which allowed me to take up-close-and-personal snaps with my little point and shoot camera.

Curtin Fashion Grad Show 2009

Garments designed by Ellie Meyer, which had a very interesting concept of entomological specimens and beetle anatomy. I like!

The event was officially opened by fashion designer Megan Salmon, a past student at Curtin, and whose works I adore.

The calibre of works on the runway was excellent, and all the 21 collections were really strong. As a designer myself, I could see the strength of the concepts and presentation – and it was nice to read about the inspiration behind each of the graduates work in the show booklet provided.

Some of the garments that came down the runway would not have been out of place in an international level show. And there were plenty of wearable garments there. I went WOW, I’d would love to wear that right now – exactly as it is – several times!

Curtin Fashion Design Grad Show 2009

Emma Brown had this amazing dyed silk skirt as part of a dress which was lit up with crazy LED lights, it was so cool! (Images taken from the parade booklet. Photography by David Adams.)

The Curtin Grad Show really is establishing itself year by year for its production values, both in the collections produced, and the show itself, so all credit to the staff who run the course. Something very right is going on out at Curtin!

It was only at the end as I left, I realised that I probably should have taken some photos with all the people I talked to – some blogger I am!