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Trash To Fashion(r) becomes an international event

20 November 2006

Trash To Fashion(r) becomes an international event


Trash To Fashion(r) delivered its promise of showcasing glamour and creativity from recycled materials to nearly 4000 attendees at this year's event held at the Trusts Stadium in Henderson, Waitakere.

Appropriately located in the heart of New Zealand's Eco-City, this event focuses on sustainability and environmental issues through design competition. This year it reached new heights of recognition and artistic quality.

Over the past 11 years this event has grown to the point where it attracts international entries which this year included several from the US and one from Australia. National entries range the whole of the North Island as well as the South Island.

Eight categories were presented throughout the show, interspersed with artistically performed interludes which followed a continuous narrative.

Supreme and multi-award winner Amethyst Parker enthuses "I love this event, I've entered three times previously because it really pushes my thinking on what materials can be used in new and exciting ways so it makes me be resourceful. I think that's important for stimulating design and creativity .I also love the fact that these awards introduce new people to sustainable living and design."

In addition to her other wins Amethyst received a special prize at the awards which recognised her exceptional abilities in creative design and will aid her quest for design excellence - $2000 worth of study grant donated by UNITEC.

Some of the more unusual materials utilised by finalists this year included 1960s doll faces, a bird cage, garden hoses, bicycle parts, Xrays and also American yoghurt tops.

Loyal sponsors who have repeatedly supported this key regional event include Kensington Swan, Waitakere City Council, Unitec New Zealand, Oceania and Helio Design.


ENDS

Photos should be credited to Glenda Roberts and James Ensing-Trussle

Photo caption reads: The Wedding Photo of an Unnamed Woman by Nova Jiang- winner of the Supreme Award ,and Inorganic categories

Additional information:
Additional photos of winners available on request.

Supreme Award Winner
The Wedding Photo of an Unknown Woman by Nova Jiang (inorganic category)
Supreme Runner-up
Off The Cuff by Amethyst Parker (streetwear)

Living Earth (organic)
Winner: Castaway by Serena Shine
Runner-up: Coral Reef by Raewynne Davies

Global Swarming (Global)
Winner: Colours of Our Culture by Emma-Jane Highfield
Runner-up: Ranger Steve by Hilary Crawford

Inorganic Collection (Inorganic)
Winner: The Wedding Photo of an Unknown Woman by Nova Jiang
Runner-up: The Oracle by Maria Skinner

Elemental (Teenagers)
Winner: Fire Pixie by Brittany Knight
Runner-up: Leucothea-Tsunami Goddess of Water by Alesha Hulme

Where the Wild Things Are (Children)
Winner: The Tooth Monsters by William & Heather Bryant
Runner-up: Beltopia by Sunnyvale Primary school

The Green party (Streetwear)
Winner: Off The Cuff by Amethyst Parker
Runner-up: Spot Me by Amethyst Parker

Off the Beaten Track (menswear)
Winner: Tiger Bag by Radmila Domanovic
Runner-up: Ballsy Sportsman by Ben Cottingham

Moonlight Sonata (Glamour)
Winner: Offcuts in Eventide by Rachelle Pederson
Runner-up: Change Through the Ages by Judy Nielsen

The Awards are annually presented by The Trusts, Waitakere City Council and Keep Waitakere Beautiful.


ENDS

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