Wear­able art on show

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

PROSER­PINE stu­dents made a big im­pact at Satur­day’s 2013 Mackay Stu­dent Fes­ti­val of Fash­ion, ahead of this week­end’s Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val Ro­tary Wear­able Art Awards.

Seven re­gional sec­ondary schools com­peted in the an­nual fash­ion event, which had 105 en­tries.

The Proser­pine stu­dents took out five prizes, in­clud­ing the supreme award, in a colour­ful and in­ter­est­ing cel­e­bra­tion of tal­ent and cre­ativ­ity.

Is­abella De­mar­tini (Year 10), Pa­gan Mal­colm and Laura Hur­ren (Year 11) and Marissa Oliver (Year 12) proudly rep­re­sented their school with 13 en­tries in seven of the 11 cat­e­gories. Their mod­els Te­nae Stock­well, Laura Vlasic, Ayla Hadley, Marie Philp, Natasha Coyne and Jesse Young helped the young de­sign­ers to show­case their tal­ents

Marissa Oliver won the Pulp Fic­tion cat­e­gory with her beau­ti­fully crafted pa­per cre­ation. Her unique evening dress was run­ner up in the Red Car­pet cat­e­gory and her trio of arty denim gar­ments won a Spe­cial Men­tion award in the Re­new, Rein­vent, Re­cy­cle cat­e­gory. Marissa’s en­thu­si­asm for de­sign over her record six en­tries at the fes­ti­val won her the Supreme Award.

Is­abella De­mar­tini won the Beach and Re­sort Wear cat­e­gory with a trendy duo in clas­sic red, white and blue.

The judges, well known artists and de­sign­ers Inge Hil­horst, Brit­tney Hud­son and Lau­ren Tay­lor, praised all of the stu­dents for their sewing skills, at­ten­tion to de­tail and orig­i­nal­ity.

The tal­ented young lo­cal de­sign­ers are now look­ing for­ward to the Reef Fes­ti­val’s Wear­able Art Awards. This must-see event will be held on stage in the main street of Air­lie Beach from 1pm on Satur­day prior to the Ro­tary Street Pa­rade. Late en­tries will be ac­cepted up to 4pm on Fri­day and can be made by phon­ing Pam Pole on 4946 1271 or 0448 870 482 or by email­ing pam­pole@hot­mail.com.

BEACH­WEAR: Is­abella De­mar­tini’s win­ning en­try in the Beach and Re­sort Wear cat­e­gory at the 2013 Mackay Stu­dent Fes­ti­val of Fash­ion. The clothes were mod­elled by Laura Vlasic (left) and Is­abella De­mar­tini (right). Photo by Re­flec­tions from Life.

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