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Wearable Arts Win!

May 30, 2017 at 11:28 AM

A fantastic interpretation of a Christmas bauble proved a winner for our Year 10 girls in the ‘Festive Fashion’ category of the ‘Art to Where?’ competition held last week at Botany Downs Secondary College, culminating in judging over the weekend. The competition, with a ‘Mid-Winter Christmas’ theme, was open to students to recycle, reuse or re-engineer everyday materials into out-of-the-box designs. Rehearsals were held during the week, with two shows organised to bring the designs to the catwalk. 

As part of their Fashion and Textiles course, students Simran Chand, Hannah Timo, Beth Harford and Izzy Kozak teamed together in the group entry to create the shimmering bauble that was modelled by Beth on the night. 

The criteria the judges were looking for were a strong interpretation of the category theme, a clearly articulated concept, creativity, originality and innovation, and a high standard of construction and design. The girls’ careful planning, design, originality and construction met all the criteria resulting in a proud win! 

Saint Kentigern was named for three of the ten prizes on offer, with two other highly creative College entries awarded Highly Commended. ‘You’ve got a Hold on Me’ was designed by Niamh Bilsborough, Sophie Denby and Mandy Keighley and entered in the Avant Garde section. Modelled by Niamh, the outfit was constructed from chicken wire and paper mache, it was inspired by their own hands wrapping a wooden doll. The second Highly Commended went to ‘Red Poinsettia’ designed by Bianca Connell and modelled by Charlie Carlson. Also entered in the Festive Fashion category, her work was inspired by the colourful plant that graces our tables at Christmas time. 

Congratulations to these students on their original and spectacular costumes! We now look forward to the Middle School Wearable Arts Show at the College in Term 3.

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