APTC holds fashion parade with climate change theme

A model shows one of the designs at the APTC fashion parade held at the residence of the Australian High Commissioner on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Picture: RAMA

THE Australian-Pacific Technical College held its fashion parade with the theme based on climate change and the importance of reusing and recycling.
The parade was held at the residence of the Australia High Commissioner to Fiji in Tamavua yesterday.
It featured the designs of 17 students from this year’s Certificate III in Applied fashion design and technology course, and five students from last year’s certificate IV in fashion design and merchandising course.
Fashion trainer Karlene Dangerfield said the class was taught on the importance of teamwork.
“We did the fashion show with the message on recycling, reuse and to use natural fibres,” Ms Dangerfield said.
She said for the certificate III APTC fashion class, this was the second last week before the end of the semester and they were finalising assessment on five units.
“It’s all about working in a team, sustainability and making whole complex garments so we’re taking something from the second-hand store, ripping it apart and creating something else and then making it suitable to be worn anywhere.”
Mr Feakes said APTC provided a pool of well qualified, innovative young designers and cutters in the industry every year.