RMIT Master of Fashion (Design) Graduate Showcase 2019 at MPavilion, film by Kate Meakin


BACHELOR OF FASHION (design)(honours)

GRADUATE WORKS presents the graduate work of the RMIT Advanced Fashion Studios 2019 students of the Bachelor of Fashion (Design)(Honours) and Master of Fashion (Design) within RMIT University’s School of Fashion & Textiles

RMIT Master of Fashion (Design) Graduate Showcase 2019 at MPavilion, film by Kate Meakin

RMIT Advanced Fashion Studios continues to collaborate with an evolving list of local, and international industry connections, creative partners, media and arts institutions, including:

Kevin Murphy
i-D Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Phebe Schmidt
RMIT Design Hub
Agnieszka Chabros
Suleyman Karaaslan
Public Office
Kate Meakin

Graduates and alumni from AFS have taken up internships, work and founding roles at brands and companies including:

Louis Vuitton
RM Williams
Country Road Group
Centre for Style
Cotton On
Thom Browne
Mode and Mode
Dress Up
Scanlan Theodore
Dion Lee
Toni Maticevski
Chris Ran Lin
Molly Younger
Isabel Marant
Marc Jacobs
Maroske Peech
HB Peace
Rick Owens
Calvin Klein
The Line
Discount Universe
Forever New

Program team

The Bachelor of Fashion (Design)(Honours) and Master of Fashion (Design) programs are supported by a team of staff including:

Professor Robyn Healy, Dean of School;
Dr Ricarda Bigolin, Associate Dean, Fashion & Textiles Design; Kiri Delly; Associate Dean, Industry Engagement;
Chantal Kirby, Program Manager Bachelor of Fashion

(Design)(Honours) Year 4 and Master of Fashion (Design)

Denise Sprynskyj, Program Manager Bachelor of Fashion

(Design)(Honours) Years 1—3

Advanced Fashion Studios



Amanda Cumming
Andrea Eckersley
Blake Barns
Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran
Harriette Richards
Kate Reynolds
Ingrid Verner
Laura Gardner
Peter Boyd
Rebecca Van Amber
Tarryn Handcock

Masterclass Leaders and Industry Guests

Andy Croll (Nike)
Arabella Kilmartin
Christopher LG Hill
David McDonald
Jessie Kiely
John Nixon
Karina Soraya
Kiri Delly
Nigel Cabourn
Phebe Schmidt
Ziga Testen & Matt Lenz (Public Office)
Nike APLA Global Team
Romy Theodore
Sarah CrowEst
Sarah Pritchard
Shauna Toohey (PAM)
Spencer Lai
Stuart Walford
Ulrik Martin Larsen
Yasmin Sewell
Kate Meakin
Mick Peel
Ferida Peel

Alumni studio assistants

Amanda Nichols
Elisa Keeler
Vanessa Duque


George Chan
Brittany Rouse
Cherry Collins
Clementine Day
Holly Simpson
Kitty Garry


Design by Public Office
Bachelor of Fashion (Design)(Honours) work shot by

Suleyman Karaaslan, with models Dre Prasad, Elise Lewthwaite and Mercy Sang. Make-up by Xeneb Allen.

Master of Fashion (Design) work and portraits shot by

Kate Meakin, with models Carmen Wang, Roda Alford and Rick Yang. Make-up by Phoenix Ly.


RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.

RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

After studying fashion design in China, Minjia Li moved to Australia to pursue her Master of Fashion (Design) degree at RMIT.

Drawing from her personal history and knowledge of unique Chinese social phenomena she wants to explore and reveal aspects of culture and thinking from China in her graduate work. On a recent trip back home to China she noticed something she had previously taken for granted—the way middle-aged women (dama) commonly dressed, often in protective items and in layers of patterned colourful clothes—her encounter with this style of dressing caused her to rethink Chinese fashion. Minjia is fascinated by the way that the unique Chinese social environment has created this fashion culture, and in her graduate work she focuses on understanding and redesigning Dama clothing.

Minjia Li, Master of Fashion (Design), Multi-layeredmix and matchdama