House Event - Wearable Arts Competition • Orewa College
News / 05 Sep 2023

House Event - Wearable Arts Competition

The Wearable Art House competition is one of the most anticipated events in the house year! Such an amazing event, showcasing the skill and craftsmanship of our designers.

Up-cycling old materials and turning them into amazing garments.

The theme and criteria is turning trash into fashion. Use recyclable items and construct them to make a garment of sound construction.

In today's world, we have a lot of items that we throw out, whether they are actual rubbish, or just being replaced by something new. The students had to think outside the box about what we consider trash. Garments were made from various items such as old plant containers, an old tent, and even a year's supply of chip packets.

The craftsmanship and originality of these garments were so impressive that they could be on a worldwide stage.

Brooklyn Hope-Jensen was the winner for the Year 7 & 8 competition with a garment called ‘Lest we Forget’.

Maria Walker-Kinnell and her garment titled ‘To bees or not to bees’ and Abby Birks with her garment ‘Senbazuru (1000 paper cranes)’ tied in the year 9 and 10 section.

After entering almost every year and winning the last two years in a row Amy Blomquist took out senior 1st place with her garment titled ‘tent’.

Celebrating our incredibly talented and creative artists in the world of wearable arts.