Showgirls show off style
Never mind Milan, Tokoroa girls have what it takes to create masterpiece garments using a few meters of polythene and Kiwi ingenuity.
The Tokoroa Miss A&P Showgirl wearable arts fashion show stunned audiences as the young women strutted their creations at the Tokoroa Club on Sunday.
The mix of garments ranged from angel inspired to traditional Maori with a twist.
Miss A&P Showgirl convenor Diane Adam was impressed with their creations.
‘‘ They have just taken a simple piece of material and let their imagination run wild. Part of the competition was they had to use polythene; other than that they could incorporate whatever their hearts desired.’’
The 12 contestants had their garments judged by deputy mayor Jenny Shattock and community development manager Amanda Hema.
Results will be announced at the fashion show on Saturday night at the Tokoroa Club.
Mrs Adam said the contestants had been busy with dance practices, community functions, creating garments and sitting NCEA exams.
‘‘ They have been truly amazing, managing to incorporate the demands of this compe- tition around busy schedules.’’
The fashion show this Saturday promises to be a night of style.
The girls will be dressed by two fashion houses: Morrisseys for their casual wear segment, then Tuscany Road in Putaruru will dress them for the evening wear segment. Dancing with the Stars celebrities Nerida Cortese and Aaron Gilmore will host the event and perform a number of dance routines.
Mrs Cortese will also model with the girls.
Tickets for the evening are available from the Tokoroa Club: $ 24 for an adult and $ 12 for children.
FASHIONISTAS: Tokoroa Miss A&P Showgirls creativity shimmered during their wearable arts fashion show on Sunday.