Bay Fashion Students Dominate at Westfield Style Pasifika Awards
It comes as no surprise that each year without fail, the Bay of Plenty Polytech boasts at least one finalist in a section of the Westfield Style Pasifika awards. The past seven years have seen multiple wins by fashion students in the Evening Wear and Asia Pacific sections and in 2007 tutors Debra Laraman and Donna Dinsdale took out the Supreme Award.
This year is no different, as we get word that yet again the Bay of Plenty Polytech has at least half a dozen entries in the finals. It is quite a feat for a single fashion educator to pull together such a high count of finalists in the one competition. It is also quite awe inspiring. One has to wonder if there is a hidden secret to this long line of successes..and perhaps there is?
We hope to catch up with the talented students and faculty at the “BOP Poly” and to discover what it is that makes this group tick. But in the meantime congratulations to all of the fashion students and tutors who have worked hard and made it in to the Westfield Style Pasifika Finals this year. Awesome effort and we wish you well on September the 4th.
Images courtesy of Westfield Style Pasifika