Villa Maria Estate Cult-Couture Awards ’09 Taking Entries
The awards which are part of the Manukau Festival of Arts are fast becoming a fashion design calendar staple. Encouraging the highest standards of design, fashion and cultural interpretation, the Villa Maria Cult-Couture awards are open to fashion students and graduates, emerging and established designers and artists from throughout New Zealand.
One-off garments that convey originality, creativity and innovation are invited for entry into the event’s six design categories, with more than $15,000 in prize money.
This year the categories available to enter into are;
- Recycled Revolution
- Formally Yours
- Obviously Organic
- Flight of Fantasy
- Matrimonial Bliss
- On the Streets
The prizes are very enticing! The overall Villa Maria Estate Premier Award winner will receive $5,000, and a special cash prize of $1,000 is being offered to a Manukau resident and designer who impresses the judges. Each respective category winner will receive $1,000 and the runner up in each section will net $500.
Download the entry form right here: VillaMaria CultCouture 09 Registration Form
Registrations are due by the 14th of August 2009 and finished garments are due between Monday September the 7th and Saturday September the 12th 2009.