"While Fashion industry processes remain intrinsically the same as they have been for many years, the change on how Fashion is perceived by wearers and viewers continues to change and morph over time, always presenting new and exciting challenges and directions."
After completing her Bachelor of Fashion (Honours), Helen worked in the fashion industry in Melbourne for 15 years. Her final role before moving to SA was the Creative Director of Davenport Industries.
With a portfolio of epic projects such as a fashion parade in a Boeing 747 as it circled Sydney for the launch of Virgin Underwear, Helen began teaching at TAFE SA in 2005 and became the Principal Lecturer in 2011.
Here she was instrumental to the development of the unique Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design) and the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion).
Helen wants students to realise how broad and multi-layered the fashion and costume industries are, "There are so many opportunities for employment in Adelaide in both areas and the potential is growing year after year.
"Not only does SA have some of the biggest fashion and clothing houses in Australia, the theatre, film and festival scene is alive and well."