Congratulations to RMIT Alumni at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Reporter – HoS Professor Robyn Healy, live from Carriageworks, Sydney.

Robyn's tickets

Robyn’s tickets to the St. George NextGen and Pageant Resort 2018 runway shows.

Highlight Day Three – Tuesday 16 May, 2017, MBFWA, Sydney: RMIT dominated the runway at Carriageworks, Sydney with the extraordinary collections of Sarah Hope Schofield (graduate from Master of Fashion (Design) 2016), Stephanie Henly (graduate from Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) 2016), and Victoria Bliss (graduate from Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) 2016) in the St. George NextGen Runway, and Pageant – Amanda Cumming and Kate Reynolds (both fashion design graduates from 2006 and currently members of the F&T sessional teaching team).

MBFWA Group Photo - Fourth Year Design Students

Fourth year students from the B.Fashion (Design) (Hons) program with HoS Prof. Robyn Healy and F&T staff Kiri Delly, Denise Sprynskyj and Peter Boyd on the MBFWA runway.

This year, as part of a showcase to promote ‘new’ Australian talent to both a local and global audience. Isabelle Quinn, Meredith Bullen, Stanzee, Sarah Hope Schofield, Stephanie Henly and Victoria Bliss presented their collections. These emerging designers were selected by a panel of nine fashion industry representatives, which included the Australian Laureate recipient Nancy Pilcher, Melissa Grace (ex Woolmark), Anna McLeod (Director, Marketing & Industry Relations, IMG), and Daniel Bracken (Chief Merchandise & Customer Officer, Deputy CEO, Myer).

The coverage for this event is amazing.

See links below for more:
Vogue – St. George NextGen resort 2018: See the entire Collection

Grazia – St. George NextGen resort 2018: Gallery

Zimbio – Project NextGen – Runway – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017

Fashion Journal – A closer look at yesterday’s NextGen runway

The Resort 18 collection Tunnel Vision by Pageant was presented in ‘The Box’ at Sydney’s Carriageworks on Tuesday 16 May.

Backstage at Pageant MBEWA 2017 Runway, Resort 2018

Amanda Cumming and Kate Reynolds backstage at Pageant Resort 2018 Runway, MBFWA 2017

“Pageant’s collection was inspired by the utilitarian and DIY spirit of Melbourne’s infamous Cave Clan, a collective who’ve explored and partied in the city’s network of underground drains since the 80s. Collaborating with a selection of Melbourne artists and musicians, including sculpture artist Caleb Shea, accessories designer Adam Wood, collage artist Lydia Wegner, sunglasses label POMS and musical duo HTRK, the runway became a stage for their slow moving subterranean, post-rave girl gang.”

The School of Fashion and Textiles was a proud sponsor of the Pageant parade, assisting with some finance, student interns, mentorship and lots of enthusiastic support.

“Kate and I want to express a HUGE THANK YOU to you and the RMIT team for all of your help and support over the past months!

We couldn’t have done the show without you and are overwhelmed by the response we’ve had so far! I hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did!!

The students who helped out were a really great support to us and we’ve been in contact to say our thanks.

Thanks again,

Amanda & Kate xxx”

See links below for more:
Vogue – Pageant resort 2018: See the entire Collection

Grazia – Pageant Resort 2018: Gallery

Huffington Post Fashion Week: All The Best Looks From Day Two

i-D – backstage at mbfwa: pageant resort 18

Zimbio – Pageant – Runway – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2017

Fashion Journal – Pageant’s Resort 18 collection is everything we’d hoped for