Holmesglen Bachelor of Fashion Design students have brought their creative visions to life for Melbourne Fashion Week’s Student Runway.
Holmesglen has strong links to industry, including events like Melbourne Fashion Week, which give our students a chance to learn, adapt and evolve their fashion skills, by working to industry briefs, collaborating with like-minded fashion professionals and observing various styles.
“Melbourne Fashion Week is a great opportunity to meet the local professional stylists, photographers and models that work in the industry and experience the industry firsthand," says student Yasuha Miki.
Through practical workshops and the guidance of industry-experienced teachers during their three-year degree, the students have learned design innovation, manufacturing and pre-production, pattern engineering, and professional practice during their degree – all the skills needed to secure job opportunities in industry.
Over the years, Holmesglen fashion students have completed internships in global fashion destinations, such as London and New York.
A connection with industry builds experience and a professional network of contacts, which are significant for work as a fashion designer, creative director, brand strategist, or a variety of similar fashion roles.
“It is very important for fashion students to be exposed to other people’s work and perceptions,” says student Tatenda Serere. “You can only apply what you know, hence the more exposed you are, the more practical skills you gain.”