Stu­dent takes top prize with plas­tic bag cre­ation

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

An­gela Carter has won first place in this year’s Cult Cou­ture fash­ion show with her garment made of plas­tic bags.

The Water­view artist scooped the top prize in the Re­cy­cled Rev­o­lu­tion cat­e­gory with Hy­dra, a red dress made with plas­tic bags from The Ware­house, re­pur­posed sheets and tulle ( Auck­land City Har­bour News, Novem­ber 1).

‘‘I was hold­ing my breath a bit as the run­ner-up was an­nounced for each cat­e­gory first,’’ she says.

‘‘I thought ‘it’s the cat­e­gory prize or none!’ so it was ex­cit­ing when they an­nounced my name and the model walked out in Hy­dra.’’

With her $1000 prize money, Mrs Carter plans to put money aside for her next project and her sew­ing ma­chine may re­ceive its over­due ser­vice.

She would like to take her gar­ments to high schools to en­gage more young peo­ple with ideas around us­ing and ma­nip­u­lat­ing ma­te­ri­als that oth­er­wise may go to land­fill.

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