Fashion awards highlight teen designers’ talent

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
This peacock-inspired dress was modelled by Isabella Slade and designed by MSHS Year 9 Kayla Moloney.
Camera IconThis peacock-inspired dress was modelled by Isabella Slade and designed by MSHS Year 9 Kayla Moloney. Credit: Cecilia Allen

The annual Apex Australia Teenage Fashion and Arts Manjimup regional heat was held on Saturday with 14 garments on display.

Of the garments entered into the competition, seven across the casual, formal, society and environment and wearable art categories were chosen to progress to the State final.

Manjimup Senior High School Year 10 student Lily Gibbs-Hughes opened the show with her two-piece casual outfit.
Camera IconManjimup Senior High School Year 10 student Lily Gibbs-Hughes opened the show with her two-piece casual outfit. Credit: Cecilia Allen

The Manjimup Apex Club’s annual event was the first of the regional heats held in the State and will be followed up by the State final in Mandurah on September 16.

Manjimup Apex Club president Steve Walsh thanked the club’s members, volunteers, students, audience and sponsors for their help in making the 2017 event a reality.

Braeleigh Rice, MSHS Year 12, models her casual outfit during the Manjimup heat on Saturday.
Camera IconBraeleigh Rice, MSHS Year 12, models her casual outfit during the Manjimup heat on Saturday. Credit: Cecilia Allen

Former Manjimup resident Jordan Piggott was the event MC and will also be hosting the State final in September.

The National final will be held on October 21 at Mandurah, which is the first time it has been held in the WA since it became a national event in 2006.

Pemberton District High School Year 10 Jemma Schmidt's casual garment featured birds and flowers on it to represent the region where she lives.
Camera IconPemberton District High School Year 10 Jemma Schmidt's casual garment featured birds and flowers on it to represent the region where she lives. Credit: Cecilia Allen

See the Manjimup Bridgetown Times this week for the full story, the list of entrants moving to the State final and the inspiration behind their garments.

Pemberton District High School Year 7 Kim Nguyen's casual garment brought a lot of colour to the catwalk.
Camera IconPemberton District High School Year 7 Kim Nguyen's casual garment brought a lot of colour to the catwalk. Credit: Cecilia Allen
This lavender formal gown was deisgned by MSHS Year 10 student Charlene Tink.
Camera IconThis lavender formal gown was deisgned by MSHS Year 10 student Charlene Tink. Credit: Cecilia Allen
This beautiful rose-coloured gown was designed by MSHS Year 9 student Elise Harrison-Squiers and modelled by Kate Ryan.
Camera IconThis beautiful rose-coloured gown was designed by MSHS Year 9 student Elise Harrison-Squiers and modelled by Kate Ryan. Credit: Cecilia Allen
Manjimup Senior High School Year 8 student Molly Puffler and her sequinned formal garment.
Camera IconManjimup Senior High School Year 8 student Molly Puffler and her sequinned formal garment. Credit: Cecilia Allen
Manjimup Senior High School Year 12 student Braeleigh Rice's second garment for the evening was a red velvetier gown inspired by the American Civil War era.
Camera IconManjimup Senior High School Year 12 student Braeleigh Rice's second garment for the evening was a red velvetier gown inspired by the American Civil War era. Credit: Cecilia Allen
Decked out in denim, Bonnie Butler models Manjimup Senior High School Year 9 student Hannah Reeve's design down the catwalk.
Camera IconDecked out in denim, Bonnie Butler models Manjimup Senior High School Year 9 student Hannah Reeve's design down the catwalk. Credit: Cecilia Allen
This oil-on-water gown was designed by MSHS Year 9 Emily Millar and modelled by Casey Farr.
Camera IconThis oil-on-water gown was designed by MSHS Year 9 Emily Millar and modelled by Casey Farr. Credit: Cecilia Allen
This mother-nature inspired gown modelled by Georgia Jeffery was designed by MSHS Year 9 student Indio Giles.
Camera IconThis mother-nature inspired gown modelled by Georgia Jeffery was designed by MSHS Year 9 student Indio Giles. Credit: Cecilia Allen
MSHS Year 10 Lyjan Quinney's gown was a representation of a garden at night.
Camera IconMSHS Year 10 Lyjan Quinney's gown was a representation of a garden at night. Credit: Cecilia Allen
Manjimup Senior High School Year 10 student Charlene Tink shows off her medieval-inspired wearable art garment.
Camera IconManjimup Senior High School Year 10 student Charlene Tink shows off her medieval-inspired wearable art garment. Credit: Cecilia Allen

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