Aboriginal model Trisha Pearson’s eyes are on the catwalk

Finding confidence: Taree's Trisha Pearson walked the runway in front of hundreds of people at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). She wore items from Aboriginal designers. Photo: Lucas Dawson.

Finding confidence: Taree's Trisha Pearson walked the runway in front of hundreds of people at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). She wore items from Aboriginal designers. Photo: Lucas Dawson.

TRISHA Pearson has got her eyes on the catwalk following an eye-opening modelling experience at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). 

The Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre employee has modelled before as part of Aboriginal Model Search and photoshoots with Indii Swimwear. 

But VAMFF was an entirely different look inside the modelling world for the 23-year-old. 

“It was an amazing week, but also intense with the amount of learning,” Trisha said.

The week consisted of photoshoots, where Trisha learnt the differences between commercial and fashion photography as well as holding poses for extended periods of time.

Trisha found the lessons on perfecting her runway walk particularly helpful. 

Taree's Trisha Pearson in a photoshoot for Indii Swimwear.

Taree's Trisha Pearson in a photoshoot for Indii Swimwear.

“I feel more confident,” Trisha said. 

“They also told us to always feel proud of where we come from. We learnt everyone’s stories and why they are there. I want to be a role model for other young Aboriginal models. I now see the pathways and it’s possible.” 

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