WoolOn Fashion Design Competition Accepting Entries

Wool OnIn the immortal words of Hip-hop Queen Missy Elliott – ‘Get your freak on Wool On’. Well, maybe not so much the ‘freak’, but there is an awesome fashion design competition accepting entries that incorporate the use of Wool.  Kayla Langhorne gives us the low down.

They say that a Kiwi can make anything with a bit of number 8 wire, and the same goes for what our designers can do with a bit of yarn. It’s exactly this kind of ingenuity and talent that will be showcased in the upcoming WoolOn competition in Alexandra, which aims to celebrate creative design through the use of New Zealand Wool products.

The WoolOn creative fashion event has been steadily growing in recognition, with last year’s event reaching a record of 62 entries from all over New Zealand and the largest audience to date.  Entrants are allowed creative freedom over their designs – whether they be underwear, ready-to-wear or wearable art – provided that the outfit is at least 50% wool.

Wool On Runway 2008This years categories include Streetwear, Special Occasion, Accessory, Creative, Young Designer, Felted, Knitwear and Menswear as a new addition. Each category winner will receive $500 in cash, and the recipient of the Supreme award will receive $2000.

This years showcase and awards will be held at Pioneer Park in Alexandra on Saturday the 3rd of October to conclude the Alexandra Blossom Festival, and will feature a catwalk show with professional choreography, lighting, sound, and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

Entries close on the 31st of July and garments must be received by the 12th of September. Further information can be found at www.blossom.co.nz, or contact Annetta Latham through info@blossom.co.nz or 0274 363026.

You can download the competition entry here: WoolOn Entry Form

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