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Student Fashion Showcase Highlights Outstanding Young Talent

Student Fashion Showcase Highlights Outstanding Young Talent

In 2017 HETTANZ member school students from around New Zealand have once again entered outstanding work for the HETTANZ Student Fashion Awards judged last week.

“The Home Economics and Technology Teachers Association of New Zealand (HETTANZ) Student Fashion Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate student achievement in Textiles Technology,” says HETTANZ President, Sarah Wirth

“The outstanding level and variety of garments from students all over the country shows that Textiles Technology is being taught in an inspiring and creative way.” says Sarah Sarah said HETTANZ, with major Sponsor Bernina, is proud to support fashion and textiles technology teachers and their students through this annual competition. Bernina provided bernette sewing machines for all of the first place winners.

Thanks also goes to Birch Creative for providing prizes for all of the second place winners.

“A wide range of garments using mutable fabrics was great to see, we sure do have some very talented students. Well done to all of the entrants and congratulations to the winners, a big shout out to the teachers for their guidance and patience,” said chief judge from Bernina, Julie Veck.

Judge Judy Coleman commented on the wide range of techniques and fabrics used to produce a range of outstanding entries. “Thank you to all the entrants who sent in work for judging. A special thank you to the caregivers and teachers who supported these entries.”

Open to all HETTANZ member school students working in materials technology, fashion technology, clothing and textiles, schools were asked to manage a ‘selection’ process and send only the best two garments in each category for national judging.

Congratulations to these successful students.

HETTANZ Fashion Awards 2017 Winners

Fashion Junior Creative

1st place: Chenade Mead, Kapiti College

Teacher: Amy Maskill

2nd place: Charlotte Fuller, Bayfield High School

Teacher: Cat Kan

3rd place: Janna Rutor, John Paul College

Teacher: Candace Thornton

Fashion Junior Technical

1st place: Brianna Stewart,

Cambridge Middle School

Teacher: Catherine Bell

2nd place: Ruby Kyle, St Matthews Collegiate

Teacher: Ruth Bucknell

3rd place: Catronia Lamb, Cambridge Middle School

Teacher: Catherine Bell

Junior Wearable Arts

1st place: Abby Clayton, Bayfield High School

Teacher: Cat Kan

2nd place: Mahalee Knights, Samuel Marsden Collegiate

Teacher: Callie Ballara

Senior Creative

1st place: Leila Smith, Onslow College

Teacher: Sue Hannaway

2nd place: Ainslie Weir, Paraparaumu College

Teacher: Jane Bloxham

3rd place (equal): Leah Murray, Gore High School

Teacher: Robyn Hicks

3rd place (equal): Abigail Paxton, Horowhenua College

Teacher: Carol Adams

Senior Technical

1st place: Pippa Gould, Onslow College

Teacher: Sue Hannaway

2nd place: Jasmine Baker, Stratford High School

Teacher: Jocelyn Baldwin

3rd place (equal): Emma Schdroski, St Matthew’s Collegiate

Teacher: Ruth Bucknell

3rd place (equal): Abigail Paxton, Horowhenua College

Teacher: Carol Adams

Senior Wearable Arts

1st place: Amber Nye-Hingston, Kristin School

Teacher: Diana Feenstra

2nd place: Isabella Moon, Queen Margaret College

Barbara Knight

3rd place: Lottie Jordan, Kapiti College

Teacher, Amy Maskill


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