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Villa Maria Cult Couture Winners Announced

11 October 2005

Villa Maria Cult Couture Winners Announced

Manukau City Council is proud to announce the winners of Villa Maria Cult Couture 2005 held on Friday 7 October at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre.

The dazzling creations were showcased against a background of top class entertainment including: Tamure and Friends, Touch Compass Dance Company, Fifa Aiono Banze, Urban Beat & Dziah, Manukau City Youth Dance Company and Anuradha's School of Indian Classical Dances.

Awards organiser, Chantelle Whaiapu says, "Each year the event grows in stature and the stakes are raised to the next level. We welcome entries from other parts of New Zealand; this year one winner was from Nelson.

"The judges were impressed at the extremely high standard and quality of the winning garments and with the talent and creativity of students' entries.

"This iconic event would not be possible without the tremendous support of our sponsors. Villa Maria our naming rights sponsor is seen as a Manukau, and New Zealand success story and a superb fit as a sponsor of an arts, cultural and fashion event.

"Congratulations to all the winners on your magnificent garments. See you next year for Villa Maria Cult Couture 2006."

The winners are:

Villa Maria Premier Winner: Carol Stanton (Manukau)

for her Garment: 'Korowai'

Flight of Fantasy Winner: Carol Stanton (Manukau), Garment: 'Korowai'

Obviously Organic Winner: Donna Campbell (Hamilton)

for her Garment: 'Funky Flax Party dress'

On the Streets Winner: Kate Castle (Howick)

for her Garment: 'Spring Fling'

Formally Yours Winner: Bronwen Pattison (Nelson)

for her Garment: All of the Orient

Recycled Revolution Winner: Lauren Boucher (Howick)

for her Garment: 'Romanza'

Matrimonial Bliss: Eileen Tofa (Te Atatu North)

for her Garment: 'Elohom Bride'

Secondary Schools Award Winner: Alana Tsui & Scott Wilkinson

for their Garment: 'Pacific Bird Cloak'


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