- December 19, 2016
- Posted by Claire Goldsworthy
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Fashion student Jessica Lawrence is set to be Australia’s next top designer, after recently being awarded the High Street Fashion Award for New and Emerging Designers at the 2016 Fashion Awards Australia in October.
Jessica’s winning outfit is one of many in her collection, Scent of a Woman, which draws inspiration from the multi-faceted virtues of being a woman.
“I was so thrilled to win; there were so many talented designers who had entered and to win was overwhelming. All outfits from my collection have an animal connection and the meaning of that animal reflects the qualities we possess as women. The outfit that won has a leopard appliquéd on its back, which reflects strength. The design aesthetic is inspired by the opulence of Old Hollywood combined with the freedom of 70’s disco.”
Jessica, who also achieved the 2015 Fashion Awards Australia TAFE Designer of theYear Award, credits her training as an instrumental factor to her success.
“Everything I have been able to do has come from my training at Kangan Institute. The teachers and their belief in me have been incredible. They have backed me all the way with my designs and ideas, guided me and taught me everything I know.”
After completing her final year of the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology in 2016, Jessica showcased her collection at the Kangan Institute end of year fashion show, Melbourne Edge, on 30 November.
Visit Kangan Institute for more information about the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.
Photos: Peter Berzanskis.
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