On Friday 18 May, 34 Somerville entrants and their design teams lined up behind the runway at Edgewater College to exhibit their wearable art creations that were made over the course of this year.

The categories this year consisted of the Reclaim section, where trash was turned into treasure, Glitz and Gloss, which was inspired by cabaret and evening glamour, Circus Circus, where imagination was fueled by acrobatics, magicians and all things circus, and lastly Dragvante Garde. The evening was full of colour and each category was introduced by original dances.

 

This year talented Somerville dancers introduced the Circus Circus category, wowing the audience with displays of acrobatics, hula hoops and colourful costuming!

 

Brianna Luca won the intermediate section with her Reclaim creation titled 'The Art of Trash', Tabitha Boswell won the Glitz and Gloss category with her garment titled 'Oldly Rich'. This garment was inspired by old money and exotic riches.

 

In the Reclaim section, Shay Howard came runner up with her creation titled 'Rise of the Wings', where piping, yoga mats, plastic spoons and fluorescent materials created a magnificent winged warrior. The people's choice award consisted of five garments. Three of these chosen were Somerville entries.

 

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Firstly, a garment titled "Stop Being so Black and White' created by Juliet Curwood and Freya Dibben. Secondly, a garment created by Mya Figgins for the Glitz and Gloss category, consisting of feathers, inspired by fire and carnival. Lastly, a fun, playful garment by designers Lydia Burge, Emily Burge and Brenna McLoughlan, and modelled by Brenna, titled 'Packed For a Road Trip'.

 

These garments will be displayed at Botany Town Centre in the following weeks, where the public can vote for the ultimate 'People's Choice' winner. This winning designer will receive a $150 Botany voucher, so help support our students by going along to vote.

All of the students involved in this event worked with dedication and commitment, and represented Somerville Intermediate with confidence and flair. The construction of garments this year was outstanding and the teams are to be congratulated for this.