Paris prize for TISA Awards winner

A young Victorian designer has been awarded the grand prize of four weeks tuition and accommodation at the Paris American Academy in Paris as part of the 2013 Textile Institute National Student Design and Technology Awards.

Talisa Trantino (right) with a piece modelled from her collection ADORNament.

Talisa Trantino beat out 10 other finalists to top the annual Textile Institute Southern Australian Section (TISA) design and technology competition for full-time fashion and textiles students across Australia.

Trantino said her collection ADORNament began with a curiosity in the traditional psychology of adornment and ornamentation.

“I have adapted advanced techniques and experimental extensions of laser cutting and vacuum form machines which has yielded delicate chiffon and velvet fabrics with permanent decorative impressions of jewels,” Trantino said.

“The process utilises the laser cutter to create moulds that thermoplastic textiles are vacuum formed over added and enriching with ‘layers’ of adornment.”

The People’s Choice award, voted for on the night was split between Joshua Fach from New Zealand, Alanna Barca from Victoria and Adele Thiel from New South Wales.

“We are pleased to say, that the response to this year's Awards was excellent and shows plenty of talent ready to join the industry,” Sylvia Walsh from TISA said.

“We had 31 entrants all competing for the main Paris prize but gaining themselves wider, valuable exposure and experience as well.”

“There are judging interviews of finalists for the main Paris prize this week – with the panel made up of five industry reps.”

The Awards took place on Thursday 28 November 2013 at Functions on Chapel, 255A Chapel Street, Prahran, Victoria. All finalists also received a full year subscription to ATF – Australasian Textiles and Fashion magazine.

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