Werribee designer Stephanie is one of a kind

A former Mackillop College student has been given the chance to exhibit her artwork in the Melbourne Museum.

A series of inkjet prints designed by Werribee’s Stephanie Cassano as part of her VCE studies has been included in the Top Designs exhibition at the museum.

The exhibition showcases the work of 110 of Victoria’s most exceptional emerging designers.

Pieces included in the exhibition are chosen by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority as part of its VCE Season of Excellence.

Ms Cassano’s prints are based on the concept of individuality and were created using Photoshop.

“I couldn’t imagine being anyone else but myself – the idea behind my work is to explore the concept of individuality,” she said.

“Through individual fashion, I want society to notice that going against the grain isn’t a bad thing … it allows you to stand out. I want people to be themselves for their own reasons.”

The exhibition is in its 15th year and features work from students across Victoria.

Folios and design plans are exhibited alongside the works, providing visitors with an insight into the development of each design.

Museum Victoria chief executive Patrick Greene said the showcase was the culmination of the hard work of students and teachers, supported by their families, friends and mentors.

“The exhibition represents an amazing opportunity for students to exhibit their work in the museum and for visitors to get a look at the future of design in Australia,” he said.

Top Designs is at the museum until July 12.