Since 2011, the SunSmart team at Cancer Council WA has partnered with Perth universities and technical colleges to produce a SunSmart garment, showing how to incorporate sun protective elements into fashion design.
2021 marked the seventh year of partnership with fashion students at Curtin University, who took up the challenge to design a fashionable garment for young people that combined style with excellent sun protection. The winning design has been manufactured and is currently available for sale at Ruck Rover in Northbridge.
The winning design for 2021 is by Anna Koval
Anna says of her design, below: ‘In addition to the sporty style of the dress that I thought would appeal for its casual look, my design included a high-neck, elbow-length sleeves and extended hem for extra skin coverage and protection’.
Previous winning SunSmart garments are shown below. Congratulations to our past winners: top row (l-r) Jasmin Jin (2020) Abby Telfer (2019) India Stewart (2018), Aqeela Isaacs (2017), Gracen Woodcock (2016). Bottom row (l-r) Emma Watson (2015), Lauren Willems, Silvia Dzemail and Cassandra Pittard (2014), Kristina Tarkova (2013), Nina Grabic (2012) and Damian Pomerantseff (2011).