MEET the material girls from St Albans Secondary College who are on the cutting edge of fashion.

Three students from the school – My, Lanuola and Harmony – were selected as finalists in a Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival student competition.

The trio were listed among 20 young finalists from across the country, whose designs would be shown during the Future Runway contest on March 22.

Teacher Michael Bowden said since the start of term, Harmony, Lanuola and My have worked hard during free periods and after school to complete their designs.
“To produce such wonderful garments in such a short amount of time is a credit to them,” he said.

Although My won the section last year, she said she was “surprised” to be selected as a finalist again.

“When they called me, I didn’t expect it,” she said.

The 18-year-old has created a cocktail outfit and a long dress for this year’s awards.

My, who is modest about her skills, said she wanted to become a fashion designer.

“I would like to, but I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out,” she said.

My also said many of her classmates wanted her to design outfits for them.

‘There are a lot of friends who have been asking me to make their formal dresses.”

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