Curtin University Fashion Graduates ZENITH Show 2014

– by Samantha Hendricks

Graduating designers showcased their final collections this week with some unusual, innovative styles at the Zenith Curtin Fashion Show.

1725161_10154971902670601_9147107644594086993_nWith 21 designers, the inaugural event standouts were Tia Tokic with her quirky and unorthodox statement of a collection, Bacterium, and the renegading collection of Mallory Maduka-Ike, Chrysalis.

These top designers were co-awarded the Curtin Designer Fashion Award and Tokic was the sole gong getter for the Curtin Academic Excellence Award.

Creative Director of Songy Knox Photography, Songy Knox herself, gave a hilarious speech about the pain and agony that is coming to the designers awarded the Songy Known Collection Look Book Award who will be mentored by Knox next year.

“Some [designers] didn’t need my help and [the award] needed to go to someone who would 1924333_10154971896630601_500247490842687113_nbenefit to work with me, a chastising, horrible woman to work for.”

The award was given to two designers, Sheona Cowden and Jade Christie.

Amie Churak gave a stunning collection, Fragmented Reality, with silks and took out the Sericin Silk Award for her work with laser cutting on silk materials.

10428550_10154971899605601_7691630300654174651_nThe 12th class to graduate the Curtin fashion degree were paid a stunning compliment from fashion royalty Jimmy Choo when he visited the class earlier in the year.

Choo said the standard was impressive and so high with designs that are ‘very unusual and inspiring’ in comparison to other college students.


Photo credit: Trent Simms

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