Bernina Northland Fashion Awards

The Bernina Northland Fashion Awards are held annually to showcase the creative talent of Northland primary, intermediate and secondary school pupils, together with home-schooled children, polytechnic students and all amateur and semi-professional sewers and artists.

All entries are eligible for Northland’s Designer of the Year (prize of a Special Edition Bernina 350SE Sewing Machine)
and the Extreme Elegance Award and your model will be in the running for Northland’s Top Model

This is the 40th Ruby Anniversary of the event. 

All proceeds are distributed to Northland charities by the Club’s Charitable Trust.

When: Saturday, 7 October 2017

Where: Forum North Exhibition Centre

Entries close: 1 September

Prejudging 16 and 17 September

Categories

Sewing

Ruby Red
Sponsored by Bernina Northland
As you step out in the evening are you part of the crowd or are you the ‘Lady in Red’. Focus on an evening dress that stands out from the crowd. This is an opportunity to design an evening dress/ball gown to celebrate our Ruby anniversary. Judges will be looking at the cut, fit, finish and originality of your design.
They are looking for a garment that is beyond just following a pattern – put your flare on ‘The Lady in Red’. This category is open to all ages.

McLeod’s Daughters
Sponsored by Waipu Pizza Barn and McLeod’s Brewery
The McLeod family arrived in New Zealand during the 1850s. Focus on a fusion of cultures through the ages from 1850 to 2017.
This is an opportunity to fuse historical fashion with modern design across cultures. Judges will be looking at fit, originality, innovation in fashion and the overall finish of your garment.
Bring the past into the present. This category is open to all ages.

Student Fashion Design
Sponsor to be confirmed
Young designers lead the way for coming generations. This is your opportunity to show flair in original design without boundaries. Judges will be looking for fit, finish, originality, innovation in fashion and fashion forwardness. This category is open to all students up to and including year 13.

Open Fashion Design
Sponsor to be confirmed
Think completely outside the box in innovative fashion design to create a fabulous garment. Design with no limitations. Judges will be looking for fit, finish, originality, innovation in fashion and fashion forwardness. This category is open to all ages from tertiary education level students to adults.

Student Street Wear
Sponsor to be confirmed
Casual / street wear designed by you. Make your mark with a well-constructed garment of original design suitable for daytime wearing. Judges will be looking at the cut, fit, finish and originality of your design. They are looking for a garment that is beyond just following a pattern. This category is open to all students up to and including year 13.

Open Street Wear
Sponsor to be confirmed
As you go walking down the street what would you like to be wearing? Design a garment that reflects your vision. Judges will be looking at the cut, fit, finish and originality of your design. They are looking for a garment that is beyond just following a pattern. This category is open to all ages from tertiary education level students to adults.

Wearable Art

Welcome to the Masquerade
Sponsor to be confirmed
Design an amazing mask using any medium. Large and small, weird and wonderful the masquerade is all about having fun while remaining anonymous. The model is to wear simple dark clothing so all attention is on the masquerade. Judges will be looking at design concept, construction and technique, creativity, visual impact, and best use of materials. This category is open to all students up to and including year 13.

Junior Wearable Art
Sponsor to be confirmed
This is art that you make and wear - costumes, daring and beautiful. No theme and no limits to the materials you use. However your garment must be able to withstand two parades (pre judging and the event). Judges will be looking at design concept, construction and technique, creativity, visual impact, and best use of materials. This category is open to students up to and including Year 8.

Student Wearable Art
Sponsor to be confirmed
This is art that you make and wear - costumes, daring and beautiful. No theme and no limits to the materials you use. However your garment must be able to withstand two parades (pre judging and the event). Judges will be looking at design concept, construction and technique, creativity, visual impact, and best use of materials. This category is open to students from Year 9 to Year 13.

Open Wearable Art
Sponsor to be confirmed
This is art that you make and wear - costumes, daring and beautiful. No theme and no limits to the materials you use. However, your garment must be able to withstand two parades (pre judging and the event). Judges will be looking at design concept, construction and technique, creativity, visual impact, and best use of materials. This category is open to all ages from tertiary education level students to adults.

From Trash to Fashion
Sponsor to be confirmed
Create a fashionable garment made predominantly from reused / recycled materials and objects. This is recycling at its best! Your garment will need to withstand two parades (pre judging and the event). Judges will be looking at creativity, visual impact, originality, construction, materials employed to be 90% reused / recycled items and best use of materials. This category is open to all ages.

Steam Punk
Sponsor to be confirmed
Imagine returning to a time that never was - technology is steam powered or clockwork, time travel is possible and Kraken rule the seas and skies. Brass, copper,polished wood and fine fabrics abound. Let your imagination run wild in the world of Victorian Science Fiction that is Steampunk to rebel against the modern day preference of a disposable way of life. Create a character attired and accessorized for their Steampunk way of life. Judging based on innovation, creativity, originality and overall character development.

All garments will also be judged on stage presence / styling on the catwalk

 

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