Lindsay Riley models the stunning creation by Terranora-based Queens Plaza Avant Garde finalist Brooke Clarke.
Lindsay Riley models the stunning creation by Terranora-based Queens Plaza Avant Garde finalist Brooke Clarke. supplied

Creating dresses for successes

MONTHS of commuting to Brisbane for TAFE is paying off for Terranora fashion design student Brooke Clarke.

The talented young designer has been chosen as a finalist in the 2012 Queens Plaza Avant Garde competition for her striking multi-dimensional design.

The dress is based on industrial design with contrasting colours and mirrors to catch the light made of sustainable products.

The stunning creation was made during TAFE classes and took almost 100 hours to complete.

Miss Clarke told My Daily News winning the competition would mean the beginning of her career.

"It's the first competition I've entered so I was so excited to become a finalist," she said.

"Every class who comes through and starts the avant garde module at TAFE is secretly hoping the teachers will notice their design and put it up for the competition."

The winning students will receive an internship in the fashion studio of famed Japanese-born Australian designer Akira Isogawa.

"Winning would mean the start of my career," she said.

"A foot in the door, learning the tricks of the trade.

"He (Isogawa) has done so much for the industry and would be a huge inspiration."

The winners are decided on public vote at the end of the month.

Click here to vote for Brooke.



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