Graduating Designers Deck The Shed To Celebrate 30th Year

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Graduating designers deck the shed to celebrate 30th year


Graduating designers from RMIT University’s prestigious School of Fashion and

Textiles will fill Melbourne Docklands’ Shed 4 with the fruits of their years of hard

work in weaving, knitting, screen printing and experimental textiles. 


The students hail from Moonee Valley, Manningham, Moreland, Melbourne,

Brimbank, Bayside, Stonnington, Caulfield/Glen Eira, Frankston and Tallarook.


To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the show is set to be the largest yet as Textile,

Fashion and Footwear Design final-year students join forces for the first time. The

opening night celebration will include a spectacular runway fashion parade.


Since the mid-1970s, the School’s diploma programs have been educating

passionate people, including Liz Williamson, Julie Ryder, Nicky Gabriel, Kyoko

Osato, Ilka White and Kim Simon – fibre red, Stephanie Flemming – Five

Boroughs, who have since become respected on the Australian design scene. 


Fashion and Textiles teacher, Julia Raath, said the School’s Textile Design

diplomas were the most comprehensive programs of their kind in Australia and the

only ones in Melbourne. 


“They offer students a rigorous technical curriculum and equip them with a design

sensibility that encompasses ancient techniques and an understanding of modern

equipment and tools. 


“This exhibition runs for a short time only and might be your only chance to see the

imaginative work of Melbourne’s freshest textile designers.”



WHAT:

RMIT presents … ASKEW 

RMIT Textiles, Fashion and Footwear Diploma Graduate Show 

WHEN: 

24 to 26 November, 11am till 7pm, entry free

WHERE:

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Docklands, Melbourne 


OPENING NIGHT GALA: 

            24 November from 6-9pm. Entry fee of $10 includes refreshments,

                       

guest speaker and fashion parade. Bookings essential

BOOKINGS:

(03) 9925 9201 or Julia.Raath@rmit.edu.au 



For interviews or comment: Rebecca Coffey, 0421 958 469 or

rebecca.coffey@bigpond.com.au.


For general media enquiries, RMIT University Communications, David Glanz,

(03) 9925 2807 or 0438 547 723.

16 November, 2009   






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