Fashion stores Target, Country Road and Sportsgirl will soon be embracing fashion collections from the Young Essentials Project (YEP), designed by RMIT University Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising students.
Now in its 11th year, YEP was initiated to provide merchandising students from RMITвЂ™s Brunswick campus with the opportunity to work to a commercial brief for key Australian fashion retailers.
YEP winners for each retailer often go on to have their collections produced and sold in store.
What: Dancers from Jason ColemanвЂ™s вЂњMinistry of DanceвЂќ performing in student fashion designs for Target, Country Road and Sportsgirl.
When: Monday, 4 October, 6pm to 8.30pm
Where: Jason ColemanвЂ™s вЂњMinistry of DanceвЂќ, Level 1, 64 Sutton Street, North Melbourne.
The winning teams will be officially announced tonight at the YEP 2010 launch, featuring dancers from Jason ColemanвЂ™s вЂњMinistry of DanceвЂќ. Winners are:
Brief: 8 ball concepts
Winning group: вЂњSCHICKI MICKIвЂќ
Michelle Garcia, Rebecca Gardiner, Rowena Goodwin, Rajveer Johal, Alicia Kissas, Amelia Suwito, Alexandra Vassallo, Gemma Watson
Brief: Flinders & Fifth
Winning group: вЂњThe RoadвЂќ
Rebecca Wilson, Maxine Tuyau, Emily Boyles, Nikki Panagos, Nick Casey, Rhiannon Adamson, Candice McBrearty, Jeffrey Yang
Winning group: вЂњSleepwearвЂќ
Amelia Pickering, Jenna Davies, Eliza Garby, Alex Harvey, Robyn Baines, Sophie Wright, Amanda Rizk, Adite Shah
Keynote speaker Murray Chenery, General Manager Marketing, Target Australia, said it was great to see the studentsвЂ™ and teachersвЂ™ passion and energy for fashion and design: вЂњThe studentsвЂ™ work is of a consistently high standard and RMIT should be congratulated on developing our fashion designers of the future.вЂќ