Fashion Graduates 2019

3rd Year Bachelor of Fashion Design Graduate Ranges

For their final runway, our Fashion students designed and produced a runway collection, drawing inspiration from their own personal journeys and other varying elements. Learn about our 2019 graduate collections and what inspired them.

Forgotten Creatures

Kara Filby

Forgotten Creatures

The ocean is wild and peaceful, treacherous and alluring. Scientists now believe that there are ten times more animals living in the depths of the ocean than previously thought. How can we possibly understand human impact on sea creatures if we are unaware of their existence?

This collection explores the theme of human impact on deep sea creatures. All garments are designed with an environmental conscious and a focus on sustainability. Natural fibres have been used and designer surplus fabrics have been diverted from landfill to create this eye-catching collection.

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Find Your Tribe

Phoebe Florance

Find Your Tribe

My collection was inspired by the film ‘Black Panther' and focusing on African culture. It was derived from authentic African prints, vibrant colours and style.

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Tharu

Shreeya Budhathoki

Tharu

This collection is inspired by my country of origin, exploring it's rich culture. The collection titled 'थारू / Tharu' is inspired by women from the Nepalese indigenous group - Tharu. A bright colour palette is paired with bold patterns reminiscent of the group's traditional attire.

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Lost & Found

Emma Beard

Lost & Found

An experimental collection exploring the ideas of belonging, abnormality and being part of an adoptive family. 'Lost & Found' takes inspiration from freak shows, delving into how these seemingly degrading performances lifted people out of obscurity and onto the main stage.

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PREET

Sukhmanpreet Kaur

PREET

The collection is inspired by the Indian, 60’s inter-cast love story of Jodha Akbar. Jodha Akbar was the only force that changed the brutal warrior into Akbar the Great. 

The power of red represents the strength of love depicted in this story. The collection is also inspired by the traditional Indian Sari, featuring draping techniques and block printing. 

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Goodness Gracious!

Nicole Candeloro

Goodness Gracious!

My range is a fusion of 1950s and punk, two very contrasting eras and styles: one representing traditionalism and a classy, timeless style, whilst the other represents anti-establishment and rebellion. My collection is both sweet and sassy, featuring my hand-painted tartan print and is overall a reflection of my own personal journey of moving interstate myself this year to explore my true self - breaking free of the chains of other's ideas of who I am, whilst always maintaining a level of sophistication.

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Fading Colour

Lucia Li

Fading Colour

A feminine womenswear collection inspired by the process of whitening corals that resulted from coral bleaching, where their vibrant colours vapour and eventually become achromatic. The strong contrast of white and blue directly implicates the ocean and bleached corals, while the design lines and embroidery mimics the beautiful shape and texture of corals.  The UV protection concept is also a central feature of the theme, which links to the consequence of global warming that caused our natural species to go into extinction.

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Heretic

Jacobi Rodda

Heretic

The great hope of society lies in individual character. Inspired by punk fashion, Heretic is an expression of the unique and unorthodox, honouring the rebel and the nonconformist.

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Above and Under Skin

Sitong Zhou

Above and Under Skin

The Tyvek material protecting buildings during construction is like the skin protecting our body from harmful things in the outside world. This collection features various uses and properties of Tyvek combined with experimental knitting techniques.

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Slay

Chelsea Subala

Slay

This collection draws inspiration from the graffiti painted in Melbourne's laneways, and focuses on the graphic print and design details of the garments. Slay possesses an underlying theme motivated by the alarming number of Australian deaths associated with mental illness and aims to raise conversation about these issues.

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