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Fashion students inspire the runway at 2012 end of year show

Kangan Institute's Centre of Fashion students and teachers delivered a breathtaking show to nearly 200 attendees at the 2012 end of year fashion show on Tuesday 4th December.

Held at Kangan Institute's Automotive Centre of Excellence in Docklands, the evening's event was inspired by students' individual creations and in particular the outstanding collections from advanced diploma graduates.

With choreography and styling executed by Melbourne's leading stylist Franco Schifilliti, the show showcased exclusively designed garments and millinery pieces to create an eclectic display of bold design, colour and elegance.

Odile Higgins, manager at Kangan Institute's Centre of Fashion, said the successful parade was a credit to the hardworking team of staff and students at Kangan Institute. "The highly creative designs on show are testament to our students' skills and talents and we hope that this experience will serve as a wonderful stepping stone to big careers and futures," she said.

Grace Madefferi and Ashlee McIvor's design Odile also added that the parade was the perfect way to round up the activities of the year, with a view on more big things to come in the upcoming year.

Emily Turner with her wedding dress design "It has been an exciting year for us as we continued to provide our students with an integrated learning experience in the areas of fashion, retail, visual merchandising, and now hairdressing and beauty in 2013," she said. "Next year we will be opening a new facility housing a hair and beauty school, a massage centre, a VET facility, a visual merchandising studio, an open plan learning centre and a textile and fibre library these will provide our students with even more opportunities to research and gain creative inspiration for their designs."

The show recognised the year's outstanding students, including The Best Runway Collection judged by Tony Paterno, national visual merchandising coordinator at MYER, which was awarded to Emily Turner. Emily received a $400 product shoot voucher from sponsor Pikatur Studio.

Other student awards presented on the night include:

  • Fashion and textile merchandising (first year diploma) - John Taklakoglou 
  • Fashion and textile merchandising (second year diploma) - Kerry Grantham 
  • Fashion and textile merchandising (advanced diploma) - Lucy Mulcahy 
  • Visual merchandising best student - Dimitra Doumoulikas 
  • Visual merchandising runner up - Kate Boyton 
  • Best VET in schools student -Aurie Spencer-Gill 
  • Best first year student - Jessica Komljenovic 
  • Second year diploma best student - Aurelia Mangorro 
  • Second year diploma creativity award - Laura Petruccelli 
  • Advanced diploma pattern making award - Sarah Tyrrell 
  • Best ready to wear collection - Karly Funnell 
  • Best ready to wear collection - Sarah Tyrrell 
  • Best couture collection - Emily Turner 
  • Stylists award - Sarah Tyrrell 
  • Creative encouragement award - Marie Comperatore 

Congratulations to all participating students and thank you to our event sponsors for the evening: Capron Carter, Dean's Art, M.Recht, Pikatur Photography, Astratex, Jack Stock, Davisha, Heading Out Hair and Beauty, Elite Academy (Make up).

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