Trio sets stage for career in fashion

My Nguyen, Diana Le and Adhieu Kuir did well at the Fashion Awards Australia.

My Nguyen, Diana Le and Adhieu Kuir did well at the Fashion Awards Australia.

Last Tuesday, Brimbank Council presented Adhieu Kuir, Diana Le and My Nguyen with certificates of recognition, after they won several prizes at the Fashion Awards Australia finals.

Year 12 student Adhieu Kuir placed third in the contest’s long gown section and second in the cocktail category.

Diana Le, 17, came third in chic day wear and also in the wearable recycled art category with a Coco Chanel-inspired two- piece outfit made from bath mats.

Diana also won second prize in the calico wear section, in which her fellow student My Nguyen placed third.

My said she painted a pattern inspired by butterfly wings onto the dress.

The young designer also won the Best Student Award at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March.

Diana entered six outfits into the competition.

“I put a lot of effort into it and I was hoping I would do well,” Diana said.

“What I enjoy is mainly designing stuff in my own style, creating it and seeing it come to life.”

Adhieu entered seven garments, some of which she modelled on the catwalk.

“But I prefer designing, modelling is not my thing,” Adhieu said.

St Albans Secondary College’s head of performing and visual arts and fashion teacher Nick D’Aglas said the school was very proud.

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