Last week sitting front row at the QUT BFA Graduate Fashion Shows took me back to my days as a fashion journalist in London.
Vivien’s gamine models stalked the catwalk (a smile or two wouldn’t have gone astray) in vertiginous platform heels creating the illusion of legs that reached the armpits and the audience holding their breath lest there were a repeat of the historical Naomi Campbell ( at Vivienne Westwood show in 1993) moment and a model toppling out of her shoes.
In its fourth year of graduating student collections the QUT BFA Fashion Show, showcased this years 17 graduating student collections.
From a field of 17 graduates, Robyn was selected as the winner of the Design Institute of Australia Professional Excellence award for her collection at last week’s QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion) 2009 graduate show Collections.
It was very exciting to see Robyn’s collection especially as Robyn did an internship with Biggan Design earlier this year as part of her fashion degree. During Robyn’s internship Biggan and I recognised her talent and energy and we were therefore very happy to mentor and sponsor her in the development of her graduating collection.
I am so proud of Robyn and the knitwear collection she produced which is both trendsetting and highly wearable.
Robyn’s collection perfectly combined the conceptual with the commercial. It showed knitting is not just for nannas, but can be high fashion in the right hands.