Arrowtown Art2Wear hits target
A hunting-inspired outfit won crowds over at the sold-out Art2Wear show in Arrowtown.
The Wallace & Gibbs Art2Wear fashion show, held as part of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival, attracted 22 entries from designers, who could compete in the following categories: Hats off to Arrowtown, Celebration, Four Seasons and New Zealand Culture.
Art2Wear chairwoman Sue Anderson said Jennifer Cavanagh’s entry The Hunter Games won the People’s Choice Award on Friday and Saturday nights, and won the New Zealand Culture category.
‘‘It was a very successful evening on both nights. We were grateful to have Frankie Stevens as compere. He did a professional job and lifted the whole show to another level.’’
Entertainment by 12-year-old Harry Hughes, of Wanaka, also went down well with the crowd. Judges commented on the high standard and quality of entries this year.
Category winners: Autumn Gold by Denise McGirr (Hats off to Arrowtown), Non Paenitenda (No Regret) by Katie Scott (Celebration) and Stunning Central by Julie Morton (Four Seasons).
Autumnal: StunningCentral by Julie Morton included an old sheet, used tea bags, felt, drift wood and a bird’s nest.
Deer hunter: TheHunterGames by Jennifer Cavanagh, whose entry won the New Zealand Culture category, as well as the People’s Choice Award, in the Wallace & Gibbs Art2Wear event at the Arrowtown Autumn Festival.
Silver fern: Ngaire Barrett included car sunscreen covers and paua in herFern Maiden New Zealand design.
Matrimonial: Katie Scott’s white creationNon Paenitenda was made from 500
copies of her parent’s marriage
certificate. It transformed into a
little black dress made from copies of their divorce