RMIT Graduates get their iD

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In all the hype and excitement of this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, it’s easy to overlook the smaller celebrations of local and independent fashion and design.

Just before the big LMFF takes centre stage, the iD Dunedin Fashion Show commanded the attention of emerging fashion design talent from 10 to 17 March.

Across the Tasman, four RMIT fashion graduates had been chosen as finalists in New Zealand’s iD International Emerging Designer Awards (14 March), hoping to follow in the footsteps of RMIT fashion alumni who won first prize there in 2012 (Carolina Barua) and 2011 (Kate Bolzonello).

The national and international recognition of RMIT graduates is a testament to their hard work and creative flair. By giving these students the chance to develop their skills in design and work their imaginations all the while being exposed and meeting new connections, their careers can do nothing but flourish.

A few names we might recall from the RMIT Graduate Showcase of 2012’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (read about it here); Natasha Fagg – recently named the joint winner of the 2012-13 Australian Fashion Foundation scholarship – and Nixi Killick have been selected to show their work in both the Melbourne and Dunedin events.

Other graduates that featured in the LMFF Sportsgirl National Graduate Showcase are Bernadette Francis, Cesar Chehade, Kara Lui and Jack Handcock, while Emma Boseley and Jiyu Hong have been chosen to show their work in the iD International Emerging Designer Awards on 14 March.

Evidently, it pays to be a fashion student in Australia.

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