Wearable Arts

This year’s Wearable Arts was a magical experience. Inspired by the theme “Once Upon A Time,” students were asked to create a modern twist on iconic fairy-tale characters.

Wearable Arts refers to an individually designed piece of handmade clothing or jewellery created as fine or expressive art. At the very start of Term 1, students planned and designed their Wearable Arts in teams, or by themselves, under the supervision of  Mrs LeVesconte. The designers and models had approximately 10 weeks to plan, design and showcase their spectacular artwork.

Our “Supreme Winner” for 2022 is “Te Fiti” designed by Alexia Thomas (model), Isabela Ismail and Saige Cowlrick. Inspired by the movie Moana, artificial grass was folded on top of a wire skirt to simulate the folds of land and mountain. The art contains trails of waterfalls and mountains which lead to shells and taonga at the bottom of the dress. The dress is also spotted with tropical flowers to depict the flora and fauna of the Polynesian Islands.

“Rapunzel’s Rose Garden” designed and modelled by Brooke Rohloff won the title of “Runner Up.” Her goal when she started was to not have to use a sewing machine and she clearly succeeded. Her long, glowing hair is made from wool that she plaited and attached to her own hair and her flowers are hand-crafted with various colours of crepe paper.

The title of “Best Model” was awarded to Georgia Turner who modelled “Gothic Queen of Hearts.” The whole outfit requires no sewing or material which is mad – nearly as mad as the Queen of Hearts herself. The skirt is made of three layers, with a velvet overlay.

We are very proud of all the groups and the costumes they created. Every outfit was the result of a lengthy process, from the design and planning stage to the construction and the final wearing of the garments.

Jiya Talwar