Reinventing fashion accessories for Melbourne Fashion Week

“As an independent brand working to survive and thrive, business metrics can often become the primary focus. I want us to always remember that creative thinking and continuous improvement are at the heart of our growth, both personally and professionally. said Cathryn.

“The idea of ​​a partnership between Sans Beast and the RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles was exciting, as it meant doing a project purely focused on innovative fashion recycling solutions. Scale, sales, profit – none of that mattered for this project – it was just about getting ideas into the incubator and sparking a creative flow.

Associate Dean of Fashion and Textile Design, Ricarda Bigolin, said: “This project in partnership between RMIT and Sans Beast is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain hands-on experience and for our staff to strengthen their links with industry. Australian fashion. RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles constantly seeks to integrate ethical, sustainable and circular economy practices into our curriculum and we are delighted to work with a brand that shares this ethos.

From RMIT and back

A graduate of RMIT in the 1990s, Cathryn was thrilled to have the opportunity to reconnect with her university.

“I look back on my RMIT chapter with enormous fondness,” she said.

“I am so grateful to have had the years of study, practice, discipline and creativity that the RMIT experience has given me – not to mention the lifelong friends I have made modeling, sewing, sketching and stressing together!

“It was a nostalgic blast from the past – it was nice to be back there. The faculty team were incredibly welcoming and a pleasure to collaborate with.

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