Fashion to the fore at teen design awards

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Senior High School students Year 12s Ebony Keith, Lily Gibbs-Hughes and Jayde Stirling are among the seven students going to the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards State final in Perth this weekend.
Camera IconManjimup Senior High School students Year 12s Ebony Keith, Lily Gibbs-Hughes and Jayde Stirling are among the seven students going to the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards State final in Perth this weekend. Credit: Tari Jeffers

The creativity and fashion sense of seven Manjimup Senior High School students will literally be in the spotlight this weekend when they attend the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards WA heat.

The AATF Awards celebrate the talent of high school students in their creativity and ability to make clothing.

The seven students attending the State heat in Perth on Saturday are Year 12s Ebony Keith, Lily Gibbs-Hughes, Jayde Stirling and Charlene Tink, Elise Squiers-Harrison from Year 11, and Year 10s Molly Puffler and Poppy Schiano diCola.

There are nine garments being entered in the competition.

The categories at the heat will be casual, formal, society and environment and wearable art.

Ebony said it had been fun preparing for the competition.

“It’s been a good challenge for myself,” she said.

Jayde is entering a jumpsuit in the casual category and Lily is entering two casual garments and a formal outfit.

“One of my casual designs is for a male, which my brother will be modelling,” Lily said.

This is third year Lily has entered the competition.

Manjimup Senior High School teacher Lynette Chapman said the students had risen to the challenge.

“For many of the students, this is their first garment they’ve made,” she said.

“We thank the Manjimup Apex Club for their continued support to encourage students to participate in the AATF Awards.”

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