Fri, December 11, 2020

Congratulations to the six Year 11 and 12 Fashion and Media students who took out 3rd place in the 2020 QUT Creative Industries RealWorld Studio competition.

The annual competition showcases the creativity and talent of Queensland secondary school students.  This year’s entries opened a window to innovative designs responding to the environment.

Sheldon College’s entry titled The Minimalist Robe addressed the issue of the fashion industry being the second highest polluter in the world, second only to oil.  The goal of The Minimalist Robe was to promote sustainable and slow fashion and to educate the next generation of fashionistas of the harms of fast fashion, whilst providing a sustainable and stylish wardrobe.

The group designed a collection of matching outerwear, skirts, shorts, pants, dresses and tops that are interchangeable for any season.

Year 11 student and member of the The Minimalist Robe group, Mia Madsen, said “We enjoyed the challenge of thinking outside the box to find ways to reduce fast fashion and make clothing more sustainable for the environment.”

The QUT Student Ambassador encouraged our students to explore alternative methods of content delivery. The students elected to make use of popular technology to reach a broader audience, setting up an Instagram page to showcase their rationale and designs. The senior Fashion students were ably assisted in conceptualising and executing their submission by two exceptionally talented media students from the ASTA Professionals Film, Television and New Media Program.

Congratulations to all the students involved and to their passionate Fashion teacher, Mrs Michelle Olufson, for guiding them in this project.

Year 11
Mia Madsen 
Alison Wu

Year 12
Eloise Harder
Sinead McBrien
Ella Monteret
Callum Moore

The entry by The Minimalist Robe can be viewed here: