If a recent successful fashion fundraiser in aid of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) is any indication, you can expect to hear the name Mikaela Hiew in the fashion news in years to come.
The entrepreneurial young student organised MUSE 09 to celebrate the memory of her grandmother who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2007 and to raise money for cancer research.
This was Mikaela’s second fashion show and was on top of her Year 12 study workload. “I started making the garments in the 2008 Christmas holidays” she said.
Mikaela’s collection was inspired by the decades her grandmother lived, ie 1930’s to date. There were ‘ready to wear’ garments as well as 10 couture pieces. In total Mikaela designed and made approximately 100 garments with every spare moment in the last 6 months dedicated to the show.
MUSE 09 was held at the Southern Cross Club with makeup and hair girls, family and friends donating their services. Over 500 people attended the event and an amazing $10,000 was raised for the ACRF!!
All proceeds from Mikaela’s event go to breakthrough cancer research projects.