The next generation of fashion visionaries will be showcasing their designs through RMIT University’s Young Essentials Project (YEP) at a spectacular launch on October 16.
Highlighting student fashion designs for Target, Country Road and Sportsgirl, the launch will feature special guests including designer Joe Saba, model Nick Bracks and former Premier of Victoria, Steve Bracks. The YEP project has become a dominant force over the past 13 years, cultivating the best in students who study the Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising at RMIT.
This year 120 students have worked with Australia’s top fashion brands Target, Country Road and Sportsgirl. Paul Casey, Accessories Buying Manager Sportsgirl, said working with the talented students on YEP was a highlight of the year.
“The consistently high standard of work and innovative designs really showcases the young talent that is developing on a global scale here in Australia,” he said.
YEP Manager Robyn Lyons said the project gave students the unique opportunity to work closely and connect with key industry figures in fashion and retail.
“The students create amazing designs and capsule collections by working to a commercial brief for the nation’s top fashion retailers,” Ms Lyons said.
The Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising is offered at RMIT’s Brunswick campus. Graduates develop skills to work in a range of positions in the fashion industry including product development, range coordination, store management and visual merchandising.
What: Young Essentials Project Launch 2012 featuring student fashion designs for Target, Country Road and Sportsgirl
Special guests: Joe Saba, Nick Bracks and Steve Bracks
When: Tuesday, 16 October, 6pm-8.30pm
Where: Spice Market, Beaney Lane off Russell Street, Melbourne