Every year we celebrate the amazing work of our Fashion Graduates, but this year was particularly special.
The Masters Institute fashion graduate showcase returned for another year and this time round, we went bigger. Think macarons, champagne and a flower wall, just to name a few exciting additions to the special night where we honour our students for their incredible work.
On Sunday, March 18th we turned our amazing Melbourne City campus into the home of a buzzing runway show filled with passion. We teamed up with our hair and makeup students, along with the incredible models from Giant Management to work in collaboration to make this showcase a reality.
Students from our Bachelor of Fashion Business showcased their innovative business and design concepts in a compelling exhibition hung from the ceiling whilst students from our Design Steam showcased their signature collections in an exciting runway show. Students form our Hair, Beauty and MakeUp departments will also be on hand helping with our event preparation and back-stage beautification. Don’t be fooled though- these were no simple hair or makeup looks. All hairstyles were incredibly unique and edgy, along with bold, graphic eyeliners that added a dramatic flare to each outfit. Given our recent integration, joining the Fashion Masters, Beauty Masters and HeadMasters all together, this whole process supports our ethos: No creative stands alone. The graduate showcase was an opportunity for all students to join creative forces and create complete looks.
Whilst many attendees currently or have previously worked in the fashion industry, others were quite new to the fashion design process. We gave everyone the chance to see what kind of development goes into the design process by displaying our students initial sketches, portfolios, fabric samples and more.
2018 marks our 27th year of design and business excellence however these recent graduates are particularly special, representing our first graduating class since our integration under The Masters banner.
We must give a special thanks to Mark Rippon our Creative Director who oversaw the visual execution of the event, and to Antoniette Fusillo, our Design Co-ordinator who did an amazing job running the show.
No rest for the wicked though! The Masters Tribe are back at it next week, showcasing our graduating designers for industry buyers and insiders at Melbourne Retail Festival.