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ECU students set to shine in Perth Fashion Festival

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


ECU students Carine Abreau, Kimberley Pace, Liz Brown and Cherish Armstrong will take the first step in developing their careers in fashion by showcasing their work at the Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) this month.

The Contemporary Fashion students are finalists in the Contemporary Evening Wear and Women’s Ready-to-Wear categories, where they will compete alongside fellow fashion students from across WA.

Carine Abreau is thrilled to be chosen to show her work at the Festival.

“It is a great privilege to have my work acknowledged by being a finalist in this year’s Perth fashion festival, and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase my work and represent ECU,” Carine said.

For Liz Brown, it is a chance to experience first-hand the hard work that goes into creating a professional fashion show.

“'Being selected as a finalist for Perth Fashion Festival's Student Runway has been a great learning experience, from presenting a concept board for initial selection to the long nights completing my garment for submission,” Liz said.

“Being involved in the student runway has offered a great insight into the behind the scenes organisation that goes into creating a show. I am looking forward to next Sunday night, sitting in the crowd watching my garment come down the runway.”

Coordinator and Lecturer from the Major in Contemporary Fashion, Justine McKnight is thrilled that there is such a strong ECU presence at this year’s festival.

“The Perth Fashion Festival is Perth’s premier fashion event and it is a wonderful credit to the calibre of our students and their work that they have been chosen to show at the event. On behalf of everyone at ECU I wish them all the best at the event.”

The students will be showing their work on Sunday, 25 September as part of the Perth Fashion Festival Calender of events.

Staff and students can see the work of both past and present contemporary fashion students at the Free Range Gallery in Wellington Street, Perth as they present their exhibition entitled Bloom, which is also running throughout this week.  

The Perth Fashion Festival runs from 21 – 27 September. For more information visit


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