SOCK IT TO ’EM: A student in the Hunter TAFE fashion design and millinery end-of-year show at City Hall last night. – Picture by Max Mason-HubersFUTURE fashion designers showed they could go from red carpet to racecourse yesterday at the annual Hunter TAFE end-of-year fashion show.

Seventy-seven students from fashion design and millinery courses at Hunter TAFE showed off their catwalk couture at City Hall.

Head teacher Rose Brown said the works were the result of months of planning, cutting, pinning and stitching.

Some students had to research, design, sketch, pattern-make and assemble a studio outfit based on an Australian designer.

Others were charged with costing, marketing and selling their designs to fashion industry experts.

Some students made their own red-carpet-ready fabrics from scratch using beading, gathering, ruching and even origami.

Millinery students modelled a range of fascinators, floral headpieces and hats made throughout the course.

Ms Brown said some students when they started this year could not sew a straight line and had progressed to pattern-making.