Screaming success

Neil Harvey was awarded Best Runway Collection at the Kangan Institute fashion show. Pic: Marco De Luca

By Jessica Micallef

A Kyneton fashion designer’s bold creations graced the catwalk at Kangan Institute’s end of year fashion show.

Neil Harvey, 25, was awarded best runway collection (judge’s choice) for his menswear collection and was presented with an internship to work alongside Australian fashion designer Tiffany Treloar.

Mr Harvey said he was surprised by the result during last month’s event.

“It was really unexpected … when I got called up I genuinely cried,” Mr Harvey said.

He described his three-piece collection as “loud and over the top” and a true reflection of his personality.

“My collection ‘I Scream’ is a colourful menswear collection that’s based on who I am,” Mr Harvey said.

“I used faux fur, vinyl … over the top fabrics for one big explosion.”

The budding fashion designer has recently showcased his creations at Melbourne Fashion Week.

Mr Harvey said his time at Kangan Institute has been very “rewarding”.

“It’s a great place to learn fashion,” he said.