Youth fash­ion show­case

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Lau­ren Tesolin

IT SHOULD have been called Pen­rith Fash­ion Week, when Wer­ring­ton Youth Cen­tre launched their very own 1920s fash­ion show­case.

Nine young fash­ion­istas aged be­tween 12-18 years old put on a stylish show for guests at the cen­tre.

“The ’20s pro­ject has chal­lenged each de­signer to cre­ate an orig­i­nal and in­no­va­tive gar­ment and has given these stu­dents a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of re­la­tion­ships be­tween cloth­ing and body, as well as the fun­da­men­tals of dress­mak­ing,” said Wer­ring­ton Youth ad­viser Jane El­lul.

Alyssa Reimer, 14, said she ex­panded her knowl­edge of fash­ion in the dif­fer­ent eras.

“The dress I de­signed was very art deco,” the Kingswood teen said.

“It was de­tailed with se­quins for the top part and then em­bel­lished with feath­ers on the bot­tom. It’s knee­length and had a mix of sil­ver, gold and black colours.

“I was inspired to cre­ate some­thing that you would see in the Gatsby era, and mim­icked my pat­tern on the styles I saw in the movie.”

The stu­dents went to the Whitehouse In­sti­tute of De­sign in Syd­ney, where they had their own pho­to­shoot in ’20s de­signs, to help pre­pare them for their tasks.

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