FibreOctave Wearable Art

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Amelia Beckham in "The Devil in the Detail" by Gaye McElroy from the Open Section Wearable Art last Friday [June 14] at the Fibre Octave Wearable Art and Musical Extravaganza at Bill Richardson Transport world in Invercargill.

There was colour and creativity aplenty at the FibreOctave Wearable Art and Musical Extravaganza at Bill Richardson Transport World, Invercargill last week.

A number of schools with students of all ages took part, including James Hargest College, Southland Girls’ High School, Dunstan High School, Central Southland College and Limehills School took part in the first year of the Schools Section, while other designers from as far as Ashburton entered their works of art into the Open Section Wearable Art.

After months of planning, FibreOctave and its organisers succeeded in filling the room at Transport World with masterpieces created out of recyclable materials.

Each piece had a message, from womens’ power in the construction industry to calls for action on climate change – each outfit told a story in a way that wowed crowds.

With 28 models and 62 exhibits involved, the show managed to fill the room to its full capacity.

The FibreOctave Charitable Trust donated $8,000 from the show to Hospice Southland on the night.

Special performances from the Invercargill Rock N’ Roll Club and a band made up of local high school students helped to showcase some of the talent the city had to offer – a night to remember for Invercargill.

Images from the FibreOctave Wearable Art and Musical Extravaganza at Bill Richardson Transport World, Invercargill last week. Photos: Abbey Palmer

 

Kenzie Wells in “The Playroom” by Gabrielle Spencer from James Hargest College.
Joanna Neylon getting dressed in “The Tooth Fairy” created by Caitlin Whitaker, Neve Waddel, Kayla McQuoid and Jadine Janssen from James Hargest College.
Jira Luna in “Milk Bottle Maiden” by Lucia Boys from Limehills who won second place for the School Section.

 

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