Big designs on fashion

Christina Faggiano has a bright future in fashion design.

A Taylors Lakes Secondary College student is within reach of a life-long dream.

Budding fashion designer Christina Faggiano is still riding a high after having her work selected to feature in Melbourne’s prestigious Top Designs program.

“Top Designs is an exhibition of work from innovative, creative young designers across a number of categories,” she said.

“I entered in the fashion design category where the main theme for the final product was ’90s-inspired.

“It’s all about coming up with the best version of that image and a successful outcome.”

The process took Ms Faggiano, now in year 12, a year to complete and solidified her desire for a career in the industry.

“I plan to apply for design fashion, particularly women’s wear,” she said. “RMIT is great for nurturing the talent of designers, so that’s high on my list.”

But Ms Faggiano’s involvement in Top Designs appears to have opened some doors.

“I also have an interview for a university in London, which is an amazing opportunity,” she said.

“There’s two particular schools that the interview will cover for me … the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins.”

Ms Faggiano said the prospect of leaving Australia was daunting, but would be too good to pass up should she be successful.

“It would also be an amazing opportunity to study something I’m so passionate about in a city where it’s relevant and so big in their culture,” she said.

The Top Designs show will be at Melbourne Museum until Sunday, July 15.