Throughout my career I have enjoyed many diverse experiences within the fashion industry in both the UK and Australia. Without exception, I have been amazed at how certain sectors of the industry fail to value their technical staff, in particular pattern makers. We all know that without good technical skills the most beautiful creations are nothing but scribbles on a page.
Since 2006 Studio Faro has offered graduating TAFE students a scholarship award for ‘Excellence in Pattern Making’ to support and promote the value of pattern making. The intention is to give entry-level pattern making juniors the chance to upgrade their skills during their first year of employment.
The Heads of Department of a number of TAFE institutions in Sydney, that specialize in training pattern makers, were enthusiastic about the idea of supporting the on-going skill development of their graduates at the beginning of their careers. The Studio Faro Scholarship for Excellence in Pattern Making is awarded to Diploma students at the end of the academic year each year at selected TAFE's.
|2015|| Jessica Crech – Mac Fields
Marina Dako – Mac Fields
Afsaneh Ghasemian – Mac Fields
|2014||Anita Simundza - Mac Fields|
|Stephanie Meilak - Mac Fields
Krystal Elford – Mac Fields
Hoa Nguyen - Mac Fields
|2011||Belinda Howell - Mac Fields|
|2010|| Peta Davies – Mac Fields
Imogene Archee - Ultimo
|2009|| Karina Hutton – Mac Fields
Lynsey Mackay – Mac Fields
Sheila Mann – Ultimo
|2008||Hye Jin Kim – Ultimo|
|2007|| Beth Clarke – Mac Fields
Chelsea McBey – Ultimo
|2006||Tham Phan – Mac Fields
Worawan Waipia – Ultimo