Designer to hit Sydney stage

CREATIVE: A model shows off one of Samantha Ashton's latest designs which will be featured at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.
CREATIVE: A model shows off one of Samantha Ashton's latest designs which will be featured at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.

STRUTTING the cat walk at this week's Mercedes Benz Fashion Parade in Sydney will be the collection from Browns Plains fashion designer Samantha Ashton.

The Ash to Gold designer will be showcasing her newest collection of spring and summer looks titled Future Fragments to some of the fashion industries biggest names.

Miss Ashton said it was an honour and a privilege to show off her work.

"Our brand Ash to Gold is the love child of myself and my business partner and best friend Chantelle Cox," the 26-year-old designer said.

"It started as a concept of taking something insignificant and transforming it through vision and hard work into something extraordinary.

"So to be invited to show our collection Future Fragments in Sydney for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia mere months after opening our flagship store in Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley, is the greatest compliment and honour we could have received.

"The calibre of designers showcasing their spring and summer looks is highly acclaimed, so to be on a schedule alongside our peers and people we aspire to be as successful as, is another amazing life achievement."

Miss Ashton said her love of fashion first began when she was a young girl.

"My interest in fashion started early with me bossing my mum around in regards to my wardrobe, and continued through to after I had my son and began modelling," Miss Ashton said.

"Modelling became quite boring to me and after a while I wanted to know more about the beautiful garments I was being dressed in.

"A few sewing lessons later and I was hooked.

"Both me and Chantelle both come from humble beginnings and we plan to leave a legacy to the world through installing confidence and power to women through our brand."

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