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The beautiful gals from Sugar Blue Burlesque warming up the crowd

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Amazing design by Jonte Pike (winner of X-Press Fashion Graduate Award)

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These leggings by Jonte are just incredible! I could totally envisage Fashion Hayley wearing them.

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Awesome 70s pastel gown by Kara Craig, who actually composed a song to accompany her collection presentation. Nice work Kara!

For 40 years now the staff at the WA Institute Of Fashion and Textiles have helped shape the careers of a plethora of talented creatives, including 17 designers who showcased their grad collections last night at the Burswood Grand Ballroom. Big congrats to the uber amazing Jonte Pike who took home the X-Press Fashion Graduate Award! Apologies I haven’t posted as many pics as usual – the lighting was really dark most of the night so only a fraction of my photos are usable… d’oh! Very excited about Collective Threads at Curtin tonight; more on that tomorrow.

Piyumi Tantrige Don

Design by Piyumi Tantrige Don

Brooke Da Cruz

Suraya rocking an awesome outfit by Brooke Da Cruz

Kelly Saunders

Beautiful textile work by Kelly Saunders

Hannah Mackley

Gorgeous dye work by Hannah Mackley

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Amazing beading work on this frock I fell in love with when judging the students’ collections. Design by Brooke Da Cruz.

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Super cute shorts by Alissia Gomez