Katanning hit the catwalk for the local heat of the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion and Arts Youth Festival.
Katanning, Manjimup and Albany secondary students hit the catwalk last month for the local heat of the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion and Arts Youth Festival.
Students created and modelled their own outfits in four categories — Casual wear, Formal Wear, Society and Environment and Wearable Art. The festival provides an opportunity for students interested in the fashion or design industries to demonstrate their skill and flair through friendly competition.
A catwalk was set up at Katanning Senior High School, and students were judged in front of a crowd.
The Casual and Formal Wear categories are judged on the construction of the garment as well as the use of colour and runway presentation.
Tackly Naung, Year 10, from KSHS and Vanessa Nguyen, Year 12, from St Joseph’s College were winners of the Casual Wear sections.
Winners in the Formal Wear section were Molly Puffler, Year 9, from Manjimup Senior High School and Chloe Why, Year 9, from KSHS.
The Society and Environment category saw students portray a garment depicting a civilization, background or surrounding.
Mary-Jane Tussler, Year 9, from KSHS ventured into the Victorian era of collections and constructed a terrarium from recycled materials. The Wearable Art section included Madaline Madigan from St Joseph’s College, who chose WA’s ban of single-use plastic bags as her inspiration.
Charlene Tink, Year 11, from MSHS, also impressed in the Wearable Art category with a Japanese inspired gown. Winners from the Katanning heat head to the State final on Saturday, September 15.
Winners show off their creations at the Katanning heat of the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion and Arts Youth Festival.