Perth fashion students from Polytechnic West will upcycle banners into a unique collective runway called SIGNature at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival (TPFF) next month.
From textile waste to high fashion drama using redundant cloth and vinyl banners from local companies and councils, SIGNature promises to bring high impact with exceptional sustainable edge in a bid to help prevent textile wastage and create a conscious awareness of nature and the impact of the fashion and textile industry. And I can’t wait to see what innovative creations they come up with!
Kerry Banyard from the Centre for Fashion at Polytechnic West said, “Our students are working hard to transform these banners with a range of innovative methods. We’re seeing amazing work from them all – from year 11 school students all the way through to our certificate IV and higher education students.”
Jessica Jones – who is currently studying the Associate Degree of Fashion Business, is working with vinyl banners to cut and create bird feathers for her SIGNature gown.
“I was drawn to the idea of turning man-made material into an imitation of something found in nature, specifically bird feathers. I wanted to experiment with dyeing and manipulating the banners into feathers, as an alternative to using less sustainable resources” Jessica said.
Students will unveil their unique designs and transform the TPFF runway on Friday 18 September at Fashion Central, Forest Place and entry is free – so I’ll see you there, yeah?