Aimed at high school students and at students at tertiary, TAFE and Design Schools, this fashion design competition hopes to support biodiversity and to encourage a more sustainable fashion industry.
Students are encouraged to design and make an outfit that is entirely, or mostly, made from materials that were originally bought and used for a non-clothing purpose, eg discarded DVDs, video or audio tape, chicken wire, fly screen, wall paper, kitchenware, cutlery, plastic bags, office supplies, polystyrene packing, car seat belts, etc.
Be inspired by Australian animals, living or extinct. Let the shapes and/or colours and/or textures of them influence your design in visible ways. Outfits should strongly and obviously make a point that biodiversity and sustainable fashion are wonderful and wanted.
The judges are people involved in the eco-fashion movement. Every entry will be judged on originality, style, proportion of materials that were originally used for a non-clothing purpose, craftsmanship.
Ten finalists from each category will be chosen to parade their outfits at the Australian Museum on 27 May. At least one photograph of every finalist’s entry will be published on the Australian Museum website by June 2010. The awarded outfits will go on temporary public display at the Strand Arcade, and later at the Museum.
When: Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Info: Jane Johnston, Learning Services, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney NSW 2010
Fashion Less Waste Design Competition 2010: Biodiverse