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3D pop out dress wins supreme award at wearable art show

Aug 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News

SURPRISED WINNER: Taihape Area School student Millie Law holding the supreme award trophy at the Evento wearable art awards in Feilding.

SURPRISED WINNER: Taihape Area School student Millie Law holding the supreme award trophy at the Evento wearable art awards in Feilding. IMAGE: Amanda Carrington.

A YEAR eleven student from Taihape Area School has taken out this year’s Supreme Award at Feilding’s annual wearable art show Evento.

The show was hosted by the local high school and has been running for 18 years.

There were 150 entries from high school students in Feilding, Wanganui, Taihape and Palmerston North.

There are different themes every year and this year’s themes were Celtic Lore, Dr Seuss, Black and White, Vintage Toys and Amazon.

Event organiser Amanda Street says the small  but strong team back-stage is the secret to the shows success..

“Everyone is a volunteer, no one is paid. They don’t care if they get yelled and screamed at, they come for the love of the show,” she says.

It was the second time Supreme award winner Millie Law was called up to accept the big prize.

She previously won the Supreme award in 2012.

Her winning design called ‘Rubix Ronde’ was a 3D pop out dress made with plastic, cardboard and twisty ties.

Another double award winner Pip Littlejohn,  entered Evento three years ago when her friends asked her to help design a costume.

The year 12 student from Freyberg High School in Palmerston North says it’s an amazing show to be involved in.

Pip won two awards on the night, in the Vintage Toys and Best use of recyclable textiles categories.

Her  design called ‘Puppet Paradox’ , which won the Vintage Toys section was inspired by Russian nesting dolls.

“My design is made of old calico curtains,  has a wooden  base with added foam for texture and a black design stencil for more detail,” she says.

For more information, visit the Evento website.

SUPREME DESIGN: Millie Law's design 'Rubix Ronde', a pop out style dress. IMAGE: Amanda Carrington

SUPREME DESIGN: Millie Law’s design ‘Rubix Ronde’, a pop out style dress. IMAGE: Amanda Carrington

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