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A passion for high fashion?

20 June 2006

A passion for high fashion?

Make your mark on the Cult-Couture stage

Calling all budding fashion designers, artists and wearable art enthusiasts – entries are now invited for the 2006 Villa Maria Cult-Couture wearable art awards.

From the traditional to the outrageous, from natural fibres to fine silks, environmental materials and everything in between - let your imagination soar and create a wearable ‘taonga’.

Manukau City Council is coordinating the event and Leisa Siteine, Council’s Arts Manager, says:

“Excitement and interest in Cult-Couture gets greater every year, this year the event is bigger and better than ever and we are hosting two spectacular shows for entrants to exhibit their works of wearable art.”

“Designs should reflect the diverse cultures and life of Manukau and with six categories to choose from there is opportunity to showcase designs from the traditional to the outrageous – the only barrier is the designer’s imagination!”

There is $15,000 in prize money to be won this year. The categories are: Recycled Revolution, Formally Yours, Obviously Organic, A Flight of Fantasy, Matrimonial Bliss and On the Streets, plus a special Students Award for secondary schools students.

Entries close on 1 September 2006, the competition is open to anyone of secondary school age and upwards. Finished garments must be received by 20 September 2006.

A special preview evening will be held on 13 October, followed by the awards night on 14 October. Both events will be held at the Genesis Theatre, TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre.

Entry forms are available from Chantelle Whaiapu, email cwhaiapu@manukau.govt.nz.


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