SYDNEY’S top budding fashionistas will be strutting their stuff in New York City this spring when they travel to one of the world’s most exclusive fashion weeks.
Georgia Vumbaca, of Wahroonga, is one of 20 students from The Fashion Institute who will have the opportunity to showcase their talent on the international stage at New York Fashion Week this September.
The 19-year-old will take part in work placement training and assist some Australian fashion designers such as Dion Lee.
She will also intern at large public relations companies or magazines, and attend some Fashion Week events.
“I’m beyond excited, it’s impossible that this is even going to happen,” Ms Vumbaca said.“It would be really cool to see or even walk past [fashion designer] Alexander Wang.”
The Institute sent students to the Fashion Week for the first time last year, and several students then found jobs with major Australian fashion companies upon their return.
Ms Vumbaca is studying a business course at the institute and is interested in one day working in public relations for the fashion industry or in a fashion magazine.
She’s been interested in fashion since she was young when her mum’s best friend used to give her old fashion magazines.“I would be obsessed with the editorial pages and how cool they were and the ideas behind them. From that moment I was hooked,” Ms Vumbaca said.
She’s just finished an internship at Harper’s Bazaar, and her dream was to work for i-D magazine in the UK.