Polytechnic West Fashion Show 2009

Design students from Polytechnic West (formely Swan TAFE) bestowed a wealth of creation at Tuesday’s fashion show.

Presented at the Burswood Grand Ball Room. The 39th annual fashion show was MC’d by Lucas Bowers from Ericaamerica to a crowded house.  With graduating students such as:

  • Augustus Pinto
  • Rebecca Manning
  • Yen Le
  • Tarra Shaylor
  • Eileen Kelly
  • Lauren Walsh
  • Oshi Thilakarathna
  • Ann Lewis
  • Kate Wilks
  • Rachel McRae
  • Blair Nelson
  • Leah Granich
  • Andrea Wolf
  • Natalie Van Eerden
  • Samantha Hector
  • Erin Vanhaeften
  • Jeremy Liew
  • Matilda Atwell
  • Jayde Tully
  • Graeme Hall
  • Nicola Potter
  • Gabrielle Maranta
  • Kate Windsor
  • Tatyana Quici
  • Zoe Trotman

All showcasing three outfits each from their ready-to-wear range.  Along with one couture gown to exhibit their ‘creative talents’.

Demonstrating their volume of skills, the students were judged by some of the industries most successful:

  • Deborah McKendrick – Velvet Sushi
  • Mariella Harvey Hanrahan – Perth Fashion Festival
  • Michelle Lloyd – Clear Coutoure
  • Nicole Antiov – Galleria Coutoure
  • Paula Newman – Shion
  • Ruth Tarvydas – Ruth Tarvydas International
  • Sophie Kyron – Sophie Kyron Jewellery
  • Timothy Godbald – Timothy Godbold Australia

With awards going to the following students:

The Student of Year Award – sponsored by Xpress – went to Andrea Wolf:

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The Gown of Year Award – sponsored by Burnells – went to Blair Nelson:

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The Prêt Range Award – sponsored by Muzz Buzz – went to Erin Vanhaeften:

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The Design Award – sponsored by Jacksons – went to Zoe Trotman:

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The Most Consistent Award – sponsored by Forrest Chase – went to Ann Lewis:

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Production Award – sponsored by Looksmart – went to Rebecca Manning:

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Portfolio Manager for Fashion at Polytechnic West, Kerry Banyard said, “Their collections were incredible; what a fantastic way to end the year!”

And I couldn’t have said it any better.  Congratulations to all of this year’s Polytechnic West students.

To view more from the runway, please click through the slideshow below:

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What do you think?  Who were your favourite designers?  Please feel free to leave your comments below.


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