Stars Fashioning the Future

Haileybury senior Stars seniors were invited to participate in ‘Fashioning the Future’, a fashion and textiles pilot program facilitated by local creative director and curator Nina Fitzgerald.

Nina is a Wuthathi and Torres Strait Islander woman with an extensive portfolio in the creative sector and a keen interest in forging pathways for young Indigenous women within the fashion industry.

As part of their participation, Year 11 and 12 Stars visited local second-hand fashion store ‘Sister Buffalo’ for a sewing workshop.

Over two sessions, the young women learned how to use sewing machines, cut patterns, and repurpose second-hand fabrics to create their own bucket hats.

The final products were fun and unique and showed how rapidly our savvy seamstresses developed their skills. They also made excellent models for their gorgeous hats!