Supremely Trashy: Schools Trash to Fashion winners announced
26 August 2013
Supremely Trashy - Schools Trash to Fashion winners announced
Finalists in the Schools Trash to Fashion Awards 2013 took to the catwalk on the weekend and modelled their unique designs.
Schools Trash to Fashion is an Auckland Council-driven initiative to spread the word about recycling, reusing and reducing waste by giving students a practical, yet creative, and fun opportunity to turn rubbish into high fashion and moveable art.
“I’d like to congratulate everyone who participated in this year’s awards. The entries were of a high calibre and it is exciting to see the up and coming talent and creativity that we have in Auckland”, says Kaye Glamuzina, Auckland Council’s Arts and Culture Manager.
The Supreme Award went to Kayla Rousselle, Lynfield College, for her entry Tori No Su (Birds Nest) in the Untamed Category. Kayla won the Emerging Fashion Designer in the 2012 awards.
She says her garment, made from vinyl/pleather and hessian with old green garden netting, sticks and twigs, was inspired by the mystery and enchantment of birds and their extraordinary lives.
The Most Innovative Use of Materials went to Dae’n Te Reo, Bayswater School (primary) for The Living Room Chair, which was entered into the Mahy Mayhem category. His design brought the old chair back to life and was inspired by the Margaret Mahy story “Down the Back of the Chair”.
The Emerging Fashion Design Student Award was won by Megan Bowker from Massey High School for her entry A Touch of Autumn, inspired by the falling leaves of autumn and its beautiful colours and made from wool blankets.
For a full list of winners in each category head to www.st2f.co.nz.