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Students win at Perth Fashion Festival

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


  • Winner Nicole's work on the student runway catwalk

    Winner Nicole's work on the student runway catwalk

Congratulations to ECU students Cherish Armstrong and Nicole Marrington, who were both announced as winners in the Student Runway competition, held as part of the 2011 Perth Fashion Festival.

Contemporary fashion student Cherish won the Contemporary Evening Wear category, with WAAPA costume design student Nicole winning the Costume Couture category.

For Nicole, winning the award was a dream come true.

“The appreciation and recognition of my work by industry professionals was very special. That, together with seeing my costume on the catwalk and watching other people enjoying it was an amazing feeling,” Nicole said

Nicole says winning the award has given her the passion to pursue a career in costume design.

“I’ve applied for The Carton 2012, which is a program that assists three student runway entrants, providing mentorship and an equipped space which assists them to design and create a collection to be shown at the 2012 Perth Fashion Awards,” Nicole said.

“Receiving this award has given me so much more confidence that I can achieve something in this industry.”

This is the third year that ECU students have won a student runway competition, with a WAAPA costume design student  taking out the Costume Couture category in 2008 and costume design student Ingrid Singh winning the Contemporary Evening Wear category last year.

For more information on the student runway, visit the West Australian website.  

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