Year 9 Students Inspired by Perth Fashion Designer

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Friday 12 May marked an exciting occasion as Perth fashion designer Karen Elizabeth Young visited the textiles room for an inspirational incursion. Karen discussed her journey of becoming one of Perths top fashion designers, including her past as a home economics teacher and her triumphant recovery from a bout of breast cancer.

Aspiring Year 9 students in Ms Joanna Walden’s Textiles class heard her captivating story and were able to witness some of the gorgeous gowns that she had designed. Karen and Aboriginal artist Sammy Wyborn also had an amazing opportunity to collaborate and design a dress for the Kaleidoscope World Fashion Event at The WA Museum Boola Bardip.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, Sammy will return to the school to lead the students in painting a huge canvas. It will no doubt be memorable experience, as our inspired students gain creative insight and wisdom from these two talented individuals.

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