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MOTIF, presented by ‘RAW Hobart’

On Thursday November 17th @6:30pm the Hobart Unibar is holding an event called Motif, presented by the RAW organisation. I am so excited to announce that I have been invited to take part and display my work in my own fashion show on the night. I need your support and sponsorship by selling 20 tickets to the event, so please help me to get there so I can put on a great runway show, and my first ever show for ...

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Angel of the Streets…

  As most of you know, I spent the month of July in Paris studying with the Arts of Fashion Foundation in their Summer Masterclass Program. Under the guidance of French Couture designer, Stephanie Coudert, myself and the other 9 international students were all able to complete our two body collections ready for the exhibition and photoshoot. We were extremely fortunate to have our exhibition held in the ...

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One Month in One Minute…

Paris Trip 2016! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMjkWL4UDFQ[/embed] I don't even know where to start when it comes to the month I have just had so I thought you could see it for yourself with a few 1 second videos of my trip.   If the video above didn't work please click on this link to download 'One Month in One Minute'   Song: Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men Video: 1SE ...

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Arts of Fashion Masterclass: Week 1

Wow! What an amazing first week it has been at my Summer Masterclass course in Paris with the Arts of Fashion Foundation! Monday 4th July: Today was the first day of the course. I walked 2km to the Louvre from my apartment near the Notre Dame and found the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs where our studio is based. We all got to meet and it was nice to know that some others were nervous like me. It is amazing to see ...

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Born From A Boombox

    Another semester done and dusted now only one more to go. Three words to sum up the past couple of months; hard, fun, and nocturnal. I honestly don't believe I have ever worked as hard on something as I have on this collection and the supporting assignments. Despite only clocking up about 13 hours of sleep in this last week, I have enjoyed myself so much creating a collection that was fun and upbeat. My ...

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I’m going to PARIS…

I'm very excited to announce that I have been accepted for the 2016 ‘Arts of Fashion’ Summer Masterclass to be held in July. The most exciting part of this opportunity is that I will be travelling to Paris and be working day in day out at the Decorative Arts Museum in the Louvre!!!   It is a four week intensive course where I will have two design, make and produce two bodies; along with only 14 other people ...

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The Beauty of Disease…

'The Beauty of Disease' collection addresses the mental and emotional struggles of living with cancer through the use of design and photography. A young friend of mine was recently diagnosed with cancer in her spine. This brought back memories of my father and his brain tumour. I have been wanting to create a conceptual collection based around cancer for a while now and after hearing that more people around me are ...

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La Peluche AW15 Collection…

Year 2, Semester 1 at the Whitehouse Institute of Design… Our brief for this semester was to design and make a two body collection, incorporating an original print and channelling an Autumn/Winter aesthetic. I named my collection La Peluche which is French for plush. I took the soft, luscious elements and juxtaposed them with my bold print. I created my print from an image I took of the internal ...

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Remember My Name…

  It feels so amazing! I am being recognised for my latest work left, right and centre!!! My AW15 collection was received very well at my panel assessment last week, and it has been a whirlwind since then. In the panel, Leanne Whitehouse, founder of the Whitehouse Institute of Design was so impressed that she took some photos and instantly posted them to the university's ...

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AW15 Collection: Design Approved…

I am well back into work and life at the Whitehouse Institute of Design... The start of semester has been extremely busy, as you all might have noticed the lack of blogging! This semester's OFFBEAT design brief is for the up and coming Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection... It requires two full bodies (two model's full outfits and styling) along with designing a two original prints that I will get digitally printed on ...

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Back to the Whitehouse…

I feel like I am home... back into the swing of things very quickly!!! Today was the first day back of the year and the first day of second year fashion design. Workshop was from 9am to 6pm... I can't believe how much I have achieved!!! Creating variations of bodice darts was just the start of the day before moving on to drafting and pattern making a dress for our first technical assessment. I am so glad ...

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Tasmanian Young Achiever’s Award…

I was lucky enough to be contacted the other day by the Southern Cross Tasmanian Young Achiever's Award team to be informed that not only had I been nominated for the Arts and Fashion Award and I am a semi-finalist!!! How exciting!!! I can't wait to see what the rest of the process holds, but even if I go no further... I am just so honoured and proud! Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me along ...

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Give Yourself the Wings to Fly…

The likes of rapper Macklemore and designer Jeremy Scott, push the boundaries of creativity and acceptance. Both artists use wings in their own way, intricate design and metaphorically. An organism with wings is one of fragile existence... ...you wouldn't hurt a butterfly.     My design is influenced by this concept of wings. Macklemore and Jeremy Scott have inspired me to create a body ...

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Design Process Year 1 Semester 2…

Year 1, Semester 2 at the Whitehouse Institute of Design... Our brief for this semester was to design and make a full body outfit of two – three garments and channelling a Spring/Summer aesthetic.   At Whitehouse, the design process is truly treated like it would be in INDUSTRY. After many sketches and alterations... the images pictured below show my final design. I had to propose variations to my ...

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Toile…

A toile is a practice calico (cheap fabric) version of the garment you are making to see if it will actually work. It is essential in the design process as it is a true representation of what the final piece of clothing will look like. At the Whitehouse we have to pattern make and sew everything ourselves, so this process is a great learning curve. Once a toile has been made we then have 'toile checks' with our ...

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Zipper Skirt…

Year 1, Semester 1 at the Whitehouse Institute of Design... Our brief for this semester was to design and make a skirt using 100% cotton fabrics and channeling a Fall/Winter aesthetic. At Whitehouse, the design process is truly treated like it would be in INDUSTRY. After many sketches and alterations... the images pictured to the right show my final design. I had to propose variations to my teacher before ...

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2014 Summary…

2014 was certainly a big year! Not only did both my siblings get married, but I moved to the mainland and went to study a Bachelor of Design at the Whitehouse Institute of Design's Melbourne campus. My darling mother, Belinda, caught the Spirit of Tasmania over with me to start my new adventures... and my fashion world began. This year has involved many highs and lows, and been a very big learning ...

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I’m Back…

  I'm Back Y'all!I have been off studying for a year at the Whitehouse Institute of Design and I am getting my life together finally... Megan Rose is back to share my fashion, studies and inspiration, so keep watching this space to keep up to ...

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Goodbye for now…

I have almost finished this final year of school and my project is coming to an end. I have my presentation exam for my Student Directed Inquiry in just a couple of days.   I started out this year just researching Paris Fashion Week and other major fashion shows across the globe. I then had the amazing opportunity to go to the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week. Now I have had my own turn on the runway, ...

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APEX National Finals

I am so excited about this weekend, as I am heading to Melbourne to watch the National Finals of the Australian APEX Teenage Fashion Awards. It will held at the Whitehouse Institute of Design where I plan on studying next year. It is an amazing facility, that has held these awards multiple times and is also the venue where Project Runway is held. I personally did not make it to this stage this year; however I ...

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Online Presence

Technology has significantly changed our world.   With 82.3% of Australia’s population online as of 2012, and 67% of this group regularly using social media platforms, it amazed me whilst doing my research to find that only 27% of small businesses have a social media presence according to the Yellow Social Media Report, June 2012. Only 15% of this group are connecting with customers or fans via ...

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My Brand…

Branding a business isn’t just about a name; it’s about creating an essence of who you are and promoting that publicly. In fashion the logo becomes the brand and as I am using my name, Megan Rose, I wanted it to be bold but not overly detailed. I wanted the design to be contemporary and simple, whilst at the same time, not to be over powering. In the future, if I design menswear, I would need to look at ...

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The Whitehouse

Next year I plan on continuing my studies in the world of fashion at the Whitehouse Institute of Design. I have an interview at the Melbourne campus at the end of November with which I hope all goes well and they accept me to complete a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Fashion Design. The 'Whitehouse' is a private art and design college which is notorious as one of the leading Design Institutes in ...

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My Pinterest

The urban dictionary defines Pinterest as a social networking site that allows you to figuratively ‘pin’ pictures of your likes and interests in a simple organised fashion. It is a pin board style, photo sharing website.   The number of daily users of Pinterest has increased by 145% in the last 18 months. It has generated more referral traffic to websites than YouTube, Google+ and Linked In ...

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Inside the booklet of my written work

The Cover Page The Contents Page About My Label Pattern Making Part of the ...

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My Written Presentation

On the 26th of September I handed in my written component of work for my Student Directed Inquiry. This was then passed onto each of the judges who will be sitting on my panel in a few weeks time for my oral presentation. This gives them the opportunity to read into what I have completed and researched over the year before my exam. I wanted to present my written work professionally and carry across my clean ...

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The Artist

The Artist is a film that was released in 2011 but is made as an old black and white film. Costume designer for the film, Mark Bridges, had to think about elements of design that he had not had to consider before. Mark Bridges is an American costume designer, born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York. He received a master's of fine arts degree in costume design from the Tisch School of the Arts of New York ...

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Right in fashion…

Last night I had my final school ball and what a lovely night it was. There are so many people that I have to thank for helping me get ready and making my night one to remember. I had my dress for a couple of months prior to the event and when I saw the photos from the 2013 Oscar Awards, I thought about how the pale colour of my dress and the lack of a spray tan was currently right in fashion.   Fit ...

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The Hollywood Costume Exhibition

My sister decided she would give me a surprise on the weekend and took me to the ACMI museum in Federation Square, in Melbourne. I had not heard about this exhibition at all so it was very exciting to be surprised. I was so keen to get down into the exhibition and start looking around. The exhibition was about showcasing pieces from all different Hollywood movies. The first piece that you see hanging from ...

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American Girl Dolls

Whilst in Los Angeles with my mum and dad we explored the Grove shopping centre next to the Farmer’s market. It was here that we found the American Girl Store. I had seen the dolls from this store in an episode of Modern Family so it enticed me to go in. The whole environment of the store was pretty incredible. If I had come here when I was little I am sure that I would have done my best to convince mum and dad to ...

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Sportsgirl National Graduate Showcase.

“The Sportsgirl National Graduate Showcase presents 12 fashion graduates in a celebration of emerging Australian design talent. Handpicked from renowned design institutions and universities across the country, these gifted graduates have the chance to present their original collections in this prestigious annual showcase.”   Introducing: RMIT University Bernadette Francis Cesar ...

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The Opening Event: presented by David Jones.

I was lucky enough to get tickets and go to the opening runway event of this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF). My beautiful mother and I got all dressed up; doing our hair nicely and I actually put makeup on for the night. We made our way from one pier at the Docklands to another; quite slowly as mum was wearing very fashionable shoes however she wasn’t particularly fast at walking in ...

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It’s all about the name…

I recently went to the big apple, New York City and I got to walk the streets and see the fashions. Going into high end stores I realised that fashion is all about the name that you are wearing.   In the Vera Wang ready-to-wear store, there was only one dress that I actually liked, though people still want to wear it because it is Vera. With that in mind, her wedding dresses are my absolute favourite; ...

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Introduction…

I am very lucky at Scotch Oakburn College to be offered the opportunity to do an independent study that is TQA assessed and counts towards my final score. For my Student Directed Inquiry I am taking the opportunity to enable myself to delve further into the world of fashion and gain an insight into the business side of the industry. I am using an original topic, ‘that the world wide web offers amazing ...

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and I am Live…

Hi, my name is Megan Fettke and this is the website that I have created, with the amazing help of my brother, William, to blog the journey that I am undertaking this year.   The Student Directed Inquiry programme offered at Scotch Oakburn College is giving me the opportunity to indulge into a deeper understanding of my passion for fashion. My idea for my SDI is to not only design and make clothes, ...