2009 BFA graduate (Fashion Design major) Brooke Fairgray and Year 1 BFA student Blair Wheeler are finalists in the 2011 Fashion Quarterly, Young Designer of the Year Competition.
Entrants were asked to design a three-piece capsule collection and construct one of their designs. The winner will receive $10,000.
Highly talented Year 1 BFA student Blair Wheeler is a master of presentation, and submitted his entry in a small wooden coffin. His entry, a tribute to Alexander McQueen, was also accompanied by a hand-produced hardback coffee table style look book. Wheeler’s light and dark entry involved 2000 feathers hand stitched onto the bodice, which from behind, looks like wings.