Year 10 students at Chevalier College have produced some show-stopping garments that captured plenty of attention.
As part of the Year 10 Textiles program at Chevalier College, students are invited to enter their major project into the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards.
The 2017 Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards NSW/ACT competition was held on September 16 in Blacktown.
In conjunction with secondary schools throughout Australia, Apex provides students with the opportunity to design, manufacture and model their own fashion garments at a state level competition.
Ruby Keat’s formal wear dress (modelled by Tara O’Callaghan) won first place at the NSW/ACT awards.
It was a full length formal dress, strapless, gored, fitted to the body from the neckline to the knees where it flares out into a mermaid style skirt. Alexandra Brown claimed second place in the formal wear category.
Her garment was designed as a formal length red dress constructed from de-lustred satin and lined with bemsilk.
Other entrants were Olivia Morley and Dru Dimec in formal wear and Laura Jamieson and Sage Herrod in casual wear, both modelled by Lucy O’Hea.
Dru Dimec designed a two-piece black on trend formal garment with a full taffeta skirt and lacy, floral print fitted bodice.
Olivia Morley’s garment was a long, Grecian style, drape-like dress in a nude-pink colour. Sage Herrod designed a casual wear dress that was adapted from the simplicity pattern 1195.
Laura Jamieson’s garment was an azure blue lined dress that has a close-fitting bodice and full gored skirt creating volume.
The winner and runner-up in each category of the state competition then proceeds to the Nationals.
Ruby, Tara and Alexandra moved onto the Nationals in Perth in October.
While they did not place at the competition, Chevalier textiles teacher Ann Philippe said they were commended by the organisers, with the girls among the youngest entrants in the nationals.
“Once again, our Year 10 Textiles students need to be commended on the way they represented the school and how they interacted with the other competitors,” she said.