Youth fashion showcase
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.