Maya's bright future

Maya Hill is a Cronulla girl who's hopes of becoming a leading designer took a big leap forward when she won a Bright Award for Fashion Design. Maya is Vice Captain at De La Salle Cronulla and a student of Design and Technology ,majoring in Textiles.

The Bright Awards celebrate students across Australia in Years 10,11 and 12 who are bringing their creative craft to life,and is a rare celebration of creative craft within secondary schools designed to highlight emerging young creative talent and instigated by Torrens University.

Maya has always designed and made her own clothes for family and friends and last year she was a Woolmark's Wool for School competition state finalist.

"I was making things just because I thought they were pretty, but when I started my Design course at De La Salle, my teacher, Ms Gamsaragan woke me up to the wastefulness and ecological footprint of fast fashion," Maya said

. "That's when I decided to use unbleached biodegradable calico and to dress it up with recycled elements of pre-loved clothing."

Maya who wants to pursue a fashion career after school said she began looking for University courses and came across the Torrens University award .

"I'm inspired by my favorite designer' Zimmerman' and I like turn of the century ,sleeves,lace and high necks' Maya said

"Ive been interested in fashion since my great grandmother gave me her old sewing machine when I started year seven and than gave me her new one because she wanted her old familiar one back "

Maya's Collection of five outfits caught the Bright Awards Judges' eyes - a recognition which promises a bright future for the Cronulla student.Read more at:red bridesmaid dresses uk | blue bridesmaid dresses uk

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