Hunter TAFE students showcase their designs

IT was New York Fashion Week - Newcastle style.

The fifth annual Hunter TAFE Newgen fashion show was held last Wednesday at Newcastle City Hall.

More than 200 colourful, innovative works from 50 Hunter TAFE fashion design students graced the runway.

Certificate IV and Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Technology students showcased a range of new generation designs, from red carpet gowns, calico garments, vintage swimwear and Latino day dresses.

The main categories included swimwear, after-five studio design and race wear.

Head teacher of fashion Rose Brown said the event was the culmination of a year of research, pattern making, cutting and stitching.

All students presented their own creations.

"The aim of this course is for learners to acquire and apply creative knowledge and practical skills, and to explore processes in the design and development of fashion concepts," Ms Brown said.

"Students from Certificate IV and Diploma programs have a task and a theme to work towards for the parade.

"Many people are stunned at the talent and skills of these fashion design students."

In the past, Hunter TAFE design programs produced many successful alumni, including the owner of Miss Lulu Clothing, Brianna Brent.

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