• Fashion Design Studio

Staff Profiles

Sophie Drysdale

With an eye for colour and texture, qualifications in both fashion and textile design, Sophie brings a vast array of skills to the college.  As a past graduate herself, she understands the needs of the students and is passionate about creating a dynamic learning environment. Before embarking on her educational career, Sophie spent time working with Signature Prints and was part of the team that brought the Florence Broadhurst Design Library to the Australian Fashion Industry. It is Sophie’s particular interest in textile and print design that has lead to the development of our highly regarded Design & Textile Printing courses. Sophie is now the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Fashion Design and works closely with our industry partners to ensure that our courses retain both their relevance and currency.


Andrea Cainero

Andrea has extensive experience in the Fashion Design Industry.  With a background in design, she also works as a freelance stylist and costume designer.  Having worked mostly in the music industry dressing the likes of Connie Mitchell from Sneaky Sound System, the Hilltops Hoods and Lisa Mitchell, she is most well known for her work as the costume designer for flamboyant electro pop group Empire of the Sun.  She has an eye for detail and brings a flexibility of design to her classes, working towards constantly improving and marketing the Fashion Design Studio.