TAFE footwear students showcase their designs at SALA exhibition

First year TAFE SA footwear student Hanna Bruijn-McKenna won the public vote at the seventh Barlow Shoes SALA exhibition this August. A record 556 votes were cast when the Rundle Mall store was transformed into a gallery showcasing the TAFE SA footwear students’ custom-made shoes.

Hanna’s winning creation were a pair of black leather combat boots with buckles and stud detailing. Ankle boots proved to be popular with the public, with Cassie Miller winning the former student category with her black and white spotted leather ankle boots with a turned down collar.

SALA footwear exhibition

Runner-up in the student category was Jessie Yates with her green and gold oxford shoes and second place in the former student category went to Janet Cole for her flower-decorated court shoe flats.

Director and Store Manager of Barlow Shoes, Brenton Whittenbury, presented the students with their certificates and prizes and was pleased with the success of the seventh exhibition and the range of footwear on display.

TAFE SA footwear lecturer, Alison Smith, also commented that “with over 40 pairs of shoes in the exhibition it was our biggest collection to date and was a great opportunity to showcase to the public the creative talent of the TAFE SA custom‐made footwear program.”

For more images from the Barlow Shoes exhibition, visit the Fashion at TAFE SA page on Facebook.

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