Hooked on fashion

• Miette Kristofich models Daniela Tsalikis’ design. Photo by Annabelle Jenkins.

CROCHET may seem like something your gran does, but Spearwood designer Daniela Tsalikis has given it a millennial twist.

The 20-year-old Curtin University student was part of this year’s Fashion Week, and a number of her crocheted creations will be on the catwalk in the graduate show HAUTECULTURE.

“I’m trying to push crochet as far as I can,” Ms Tsalikis says.

The self-taught artisan spent hours crocheting garments, but creating a sustainable dye from avocado skins took even longer.

“From the crack of dawn to the evening,” she confesses.

After accessorising her outfits with raffia handbags, she began using the natural fibre to jazz up her creations.

She’ll be joined on the catwalk by Cockburn student Michelle Teles, who uses laser- cut wood in her designer outfits.

Fremantle locals Molly Ryan and Kirstie Crisci are also showing their creations at HAUTECULTURE.

It’s on at Claremont Showground’s pavilion tomorrow (Sunday December 1).

Tix at http://www.hauteculturerunway.com

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