Quality Fashion design education with a strong focus on Industry engagement by Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia
The Whitehouse Institute of Design has a proud heritage in Australia, nurturing the next generation of designers and creative practitioners since 1988. With a strong focus on Industry engagement, the Institute proudly fuses innovation and commercial viability.
Positioned as Australia's premium institute for design education across fashion, interiors and creative direction and styling, The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia, offers atelier styled workshops with small class sizes, one-on-one engagements with students and the nurturing of each individual student's strengths to enable them to be employable and make a significant contribution to the future of the industry. Taking its reference from the fashion industry, The Whitehouse Institute of Design offers bespoke and premium education, like a one off creative masterpiece. It is education that is specialized with attention to detail and the best team to assist you in achieving the highest quality outcomes.
Founder and Executive director Leanne Whitehouse maintains: 'I am so proud of all our creative students, who understand the importance of a strong work ethic combined with innovative design. The Whitehouse philosophy embodies pioneering teaching methods with industry relevance; our current students are the designers of the future, who are work ready while challenging the global issues that impact our creative choices. We both feed and lead industry'.
Karen Webster who has recently joined the team after working for 24 years at RMIT University and Melbourne Fashion Festival claims: 'It is so wonderful to be part of an Institute that has a strong global focus while having a profound appreciation for each individual student. The staff team is passionate, engaged and exceptionally talented'.
In 2016 Whitehouse is building on its legacy as one of the Australia's leading design institutes with central campuses in Sydney and Melbourne. With a staff team from around the world, students are exposed to international perspective, having the opportunity to engage in global projects combined with direct interface with local industry.
Tamara Ralph studied Fashion Design at Whitehouse and launched her high profile label Ralph and Russo out of London and is the only British-based label to show on the prestigious Haute Couture schedule in Paris. Her exquisite designs are favored by Beyonce, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow to name a few of the label's celebrity fans. Alumni from Creative direction and Styling, Interior design and Fashion design are currently working in Australia and across the globe at companies including Tom Ford, Anglomania, Russh magazine, Witchhery, Lee Jeans, etc.
Photo: A design from Ralph and Russo Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
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