Fashion design by Carlyndal Slight-Di Tullio

Carly Slight, 1 April, 2022

While studying fashion I was lucky enough to be involved in the QUT Hopevale X Project and it was one of the most memorable aspects of my degree and something I am really proud to say I was a part of.

As part of the project, I had the opportunity to work with Indigenous Elders and artists from the remote town of Hopevale in Far North Queensland. Through a fun and collaborative process, I was able to produce a garment using their artwork and it is now being displayed in the Australian Embassy in Paris!

Emily's garment produced in collaboration with Indigenous Elders and artists is currently on display at the "Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion" exhibition at the Australian Embassy in Paris (31 January 2022 - 19 April 2022)

During my degree I made some beautiful connections with my teachers and classmates which gave me opportunities such as travelling to Japan to study and interesting work experience.

There was a real emphasis on practical learning which was a huge influence on my confidence in the fashion field.

At the start of my degree, I remember being quite anxious to do presentations to industry but through the support of my teachers I became more confident in myself and what I created. This also gave me the courage to find my passion for helping others through tutoring.

I graduated in 2021 and am working in a fabric store while really focusing on being a sessional academic at QUT tutoring in various areas of fashion. I am loving it! Guiding others in how they can develop their design style or achieve their goals has been a really great experience.

I would love to use my design skills to work for a fashion brand that is doing something to better the world. I feel my experience in the QUT X Hopevale Project really gave me the experience and direction I needed to understand how fashion can be used in a positive way.

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Carly Slight

Carly Slight

Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Fashion)


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