Fashion, Fancy, Flair, Finery, Fascinators, Flowers, Feathers and Fillies
Year 10 Fashion students attended some of the free events of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week on Monday 29th August, which turned out to be a beautiful sunny day with a balmy 19° temperature.
There was much on offer to see. We viewed a number of millinery displays both at Collins Place and The Block Arcade with the latter being a traditional area where milliners once worked in the historic studios above shops. At the time of opening in 1892, the Arcade boasted 15 milliners!
The students not only got to see the work of a number of contemporary milliners but they were also able to speak with the designers and hear how they constructed their hats, fascinators and head pieces using all kinds of materials including sinamay, straw, feathers and flowers into a multitude of colours and styles. It was real “eye candy”.
The highlight of the day was the David Jones Fashion Parade at Melbourne’s City Square. It was a very professionally put together event with the elevated runway, music vibe, models, makeup and beautifully styled outfits suitable for women and men for the coming racing season.
The students enjoyed the parade immensely and they came away from the day’s outing with a lot of ideas to take back to the classroom to influence their own design and production work.
Ms Naomi Grant – Year 10 Fashion Teacher