TAFE Western students and fashion enthusiasts from Dubbo, Walgett and Parkes will learn from the best in the business on Monday, July 20, when they receive fashion tips and advice from emerging fashion designer Vanessa Emirian.
Vanessa Emirian is a talented, emerging fashion designer and along with Museum of Applied Arts and Science (MAAS) assistant curator Rebecca Evans, will discuss with participants Vanessa’s design process, the inspiration behind her garments and will also answer questions about starting a career in fashion.
“Students who want to go further with their fashion design need to go on to Sydney, which can be a very daunting task for some of our students,” TAFE Western Creative Industries Head Teacher Vicki Vance said.
“Being able to hear from someone who has completed these further studies, and find out openings that have been presented from someone of the calibre of Vanessa, is a wonderful opportunity for everyone.”
The event will run out of Walgett, Parkes and Dubbo TAFE Western colleges using video conference technology.
“The interview will also focus on a Chanel suit from the museum’s collection, which will be a new experience for our students and a great opportunity for interested people from the community,” Ms Vance said.
“It will provide participants with an opportunity to ask questions relating to this piece, and be able to see the underlying workings.”
The inaugural video conference event is a collaborative initiative between TAFE Western and MAAS Museum Centre for Fashion.
“MAAS aims to make its collection and expertise accessible to regional areas through innovative programming,” MAAS Program Producer Deborah Vaughan said.
The conference will begin at 12.30pm at Parkes, Dubbo (Myall Street) and Walgett campus Student Hubs on Monday, July 20.
All interested members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend.
For further information phone Vicki Vance on 6883 3680.