A MOOLOOLABA TAFE fashion student is set to realise her dream after winning an internship with a prestigious London label.
Lakkari Kim, 19, of Buderim, was announced as the winner of a three month internship with Karl Donoghue at a fashion parade last night.
The Vemodalen parade at The Good Bar, Mooloolaba, featured garments by the four graduating students from the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.
Lakkari's plan for 2016 had been to go on to university studies or do an internship.
She has been looking at a career in fashion since she was at high school.
"I was studying one day a week while I was at school and then went on to do the Advanced Diploma," she said.
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"I've just always loved clothes and drawing.
Lakkari, of Buderim, hopes to have her own label one day.
Although her interest lies in evening wear, she challenged herself by producing a daywear range for last night's parade.
The Vemodalen parade also included garments by Joss Horner, 30, of Maroochydore, who is ready to launch with her own contemporary boho label, Indi Stone.
"I just want to get started on my own label," she said.
Beck Wass, 22, of Buderim, hopes to get some industry experience and run her own label, She's The One.
"I'm interested in getting an internship and working for a fashion label learning the ins and outs of garment design and the process they go through but I also want to start my own range," she said.
Alex Goble, 25, of Point Cartwright, has veered from boho style to street-wear with a ready-to-wear flavour. She also wants to get industry experience.
"Basically, I hope to get an internship and get myself out there in the industry, and do a bit of travel, and see where inspiration takes me."
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