RMIT University fashion graduates are the stars of top events this week at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
RMIT dominates the National Graduate Showcase, with seven of the 12 graduates featured in the event coming from the Bachelor of Design (Fashion).
Associate Professor Robyn Healy, Head of the School of Fashion and Textiles, said the national recognition of RMIT graduates was a testament to their hard work and creative flair.
"Our students have the chance to develop design skills and flex their imaginations, as well as make the industry connections that will help launch their careers in the competitive fashion world," Associate Professor Healy said.
"It is fantastic to see so many of our newest graduates chosen to present their original collections in this prestigious benchmarking event."
Graduates Chin Hau Tay, Yan Wang, Molly Younger, Victoria Thaniotis, Tan Thanh Trieu, Gabrielle Brown and Juliette Booth will see their work on the catwalk in the National Graduate Showcase on Saturday, 22 March.
RMIT fashion alumni Christina Exie, Elke Doust (Tettman.Doust), Gavin Lowes and Becky Chau (Neo Dia) will feature in the Independent Runway, also on 22 March.
Christina Exie is also a finalist for the National Designer Award, to be announced during the festival.
And RMIT fashion alumnus Nixi Killi is among the designers in the Offsite Runway Series, a string of solo pop-up shows being held across Melbourne.
RMIT students will also feature in a special festival event, the Sanpellegrino Café Society Photography Exhibition - a collaboration between final-year Bachelor of Arts (Photography) students and leading Melbourne cafes, which aims to capture the essence of café society.
Other RMIT events in the festival's cultural program:
All at Once, All of the Time
A group exhibition informed by current research at the intersection of art, technology and visual identity.
RMIT Design Hub, corner Victoria and Swanston streets, Melbourne
The Matter at Hand
An RMIT Link Arts and Culture exhibition showcasing works by RMIT students that explore the act of making and its relationship to social change.
26 March-4 April
First Site Gallery, Storey Hall Basement, 344 Swanston St, Melbourne
Design: Victoria Thaniotis.
Design: Molly Younger. Photo: Jack Younger.
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