I was studying Fashion at another fashion institute which ended up closing down, before that I was working and staying up late sewing things with the minimal skills that I had at the time. I chose fashion because I have always been interested in it, from a young age I loved dressing up and mix and matching crazy outfits; I'm known among my friends as the one who always wears bold outfits. I'm a creative person and I knew that I would love studying fashion, I didn't realise how little I knew about the industry and the way things worked until I started studying at Kangan.
There are so many things I love about studying at Kangan, I love that my teachers have a very deep experience and understanding of the industry, they impart their knowledge on to us every day! I love the opportunities that Kangan has provided for me as a student, I love how we learn about all aspects of the industry not just design but business, tech, sewing and pattern making and much more. Every day is hands on and you're learning something new every day, It's great! I was given the opportunity to design some coats for Guide Dogs Australia. This was an amazing experience because I had to think about designing for people who are vision impaired, so using tactile fabrics was a great way to make the coats exciting for the wearer. This collaboration will definitely benefit me in the future, the collaboration was featured in the Herald Sun and also on channel 9 news.
Another collaboration was with the Red Cross, where I made a 3-piece outfit from upcycled garments that were destined for landfill. The Red Cross generously donated old fabrics and broken garments for us to upcycle. As I am really passionate about sustainability I was offered to be included in an ABC documentary 'Material Waste'. The collaboration between Kangan and the Red Cross was featured and I had the opportunity to represent my school and the great emphasis that we all put on making sustainable fashion. I would love to work in sustainability, I believe sustainability is the future and there is lots of work to be done there. Because I have a passion for creating I want to pursue a sustainable clothing line with a fellow classmate.