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Fashion Innovators

Graduates take on Rosemount Australian Fashion Festival.

Fashion Innovators


April 1st, 2009

Four top graduates from the renowned Fashion Studio Sydney Institute will present their designs as part of the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week this month.

Seema Pun, Christian Lines, Soeli Pedrozo and Rachel Sherwood have been hand-picked by a national selection panel to exhibit alongside such design luminaries such as Akira Isogawa, Alex Perry, Nicky Zimmermann and Lisa Ho at the Sydney design week.

“The graduates were chosen because of their wonderful sense of proportion, colour, design detail and their innovative attitudes. I love what they’re doing and I am so proud to be a part of their RAFW debut,” says Nicholas Huxley – head of the Fashion Design Studio Sydney Institute.

The graduate show, named ‘The Innovators’, will feature a range of work from the emerging designers, inspired by everything from the world of plants to Newton’s third law of Gravity.

 “I believe it’s great to be a new designer in Australia because we aren’t influenced as much as big labels by the economy. This means that we can really go to town with our creativity in our designs,” says Christian Lines – who’s streetwear collection, ‘Transitioning the Lines’, fuses Asian influences into Western design.

Seema Pun’s collection draws on striking urban architecture, contrasted with the softer beauty of nature.

“I am designing, toiling, cutting and sewing until 2am every night,” Pun says. “Things always take twice as long as you imagine so you have to be very disciplined and just keep moving forward, no matter what!”

‘The Innovators’ will be held on Thursday 30 April 2009 at the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.


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