Wearable Arts

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Eye on Nature Wearable Arts Fashion Show 2021
Jun 24, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT+12
BNZ Theatre at Vodafone Events Centre,
770 Great South Road, Wiri, Manukau 2104, New Zealand

Save the dates


Expression of Interest

to be returned by Monday 5 April 2021 - email Paula@beautification.org.nz

 

Entry Form, Consent Form and Designer Statement

returned by Friday 28 May 2021 - email Paula@beautification.org.nz

 

Rehearsal and Judging

Wednesday 23 June 2021, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

 

Wearable Art Fashion Show

Thursday 24 June 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Download the Information and Entry Form including Consent Form and information on Designer Statement

Get involved in 2021!

The search is on for Auckland’s most promising, young, environmentally-conscious fashion designers and master up-cyclers for the 2021 competition.
 
Eye on Nature Wearable Art offers a platform for your creatively inclined and environmentally minded students to spread their wings!
 
In June, tamariki and rangatahi will have the opportunity to show off their work of art, to a live audience at Vodafone Events Centre and impress the judges with their eco-friendly wearable art pieces.
 
Each garment is designed to represent an environmental message or concern which young Aucklander's have channelled through wearable art to relate to the Eye on Nature 2021 theme:
 
Mai nga maunga ki te moana, ko te wai te oranga
From the mountains to the sea, water is life
 

Each year the competition is fierce with a total prize pool of $3,500 cash for your school up for grabs.

Timeline


  • Expressions of Interest to be returned by email to Lisa by 5 March 2021, though it would be lovely to have an indication earlier if you plan to enter the competition.
  • Entry Forms, Consent Forms AND Designer Statement due Friday 28 May 2021.
  • Rehearsal and judging will take place during the school hours on Wednesday 23 June 2021, 12.30pm to 2.30pm (we strongly encourage you to come earlier from 11.00am, to practice on the cat walk).
  • Show time is on Thursday 24 June 2021, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, please be at the venue by 5.00pm at the latest.




Garment Requirements


Some things to remember before you submit in your entry:

  • You must think of your Wearable Art entry as a whole outfit. For example, if your focus is on the skirt, there must be an accompanying top. The judges will be critiquing the entire outfit as one garment.
  • NO artificial or bought flowers are permitted. You may make your own.
  • Use of pampas is forbidden and use of materials sourced from pest plants is discouraged.
  • Your entry must be comfortable and safe to wear – NO sharp objects or scratchy surfaces e.g.: staples.
  • Try your garment on so you will know if it is too heavy, unbalanced, uncomfortable, or will not hold together. Identify movement stress points and reinforce these areas if required.
  • For judging purposes, garment must be hung on coat hangers and fabric label stitched inside entry with name and title of garment.
  • Hats must be fitted and well balanced, a strap under the chin may be appropriate. Models must be able to see clearly while wearing the garment.
  • Please email lisa@mbct.org.nz the Designer Statement, Entry Form & Consent Forms by 28 May.

    Designer Statement needs to include:
    - Title of your garment
    - Name of model
    - How your garment relates to the theme
    - What materials you’ve used and why




Judges


Coming soon! If you would like to be considered as a judge, please contact lisa@mbct.org.nz




Prizes


We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the two categories, High Schools and Primary & Intermediate Schools. Students can be in to win: 1st Prize $1,000.00 2nd Prize $500.00 3rd Prize $250.00 Plus, special merit prizes for best use of recycled materials.




Judging Criteria


Interpretation (20%) Demonstrate a strong interpretation of the theme: 'Mai nga maunga ki te moana, ko te wai te oranga. From the mountains to the sea, water is life'. Materials (20%)

Your creation may be made from any material; however the judges will be looking for the use of; recycled, repurposed and sustainable materials. Material sourced from pest plants is discouraged.

Designer Statement (15%)

The Compere will read each statement while the garment is being modelled at the competition.

Statement needs to include:
- Title of your garment
- Name of model
- How your garment relates to the theme
- What materials you’ve used and why

Please email lisa@mbct.org.nz your Designer Statement, Entry Form & Consent Form by 28 May.

Originality and Innovation (15%)

The judges are looking for the "Wow!" factor, an entry that will make an impression. An original garment designed with a unique interpretation of the theme.

Construction (15%)

Your garment must be comfortable and safe for the model to wear. Models must be able to see clearly and breathe easily whilst wearing it. All footwear must be robust, well-balanced and safe. NO sharp objects or scratchy surfaces, e.g.: staples.

Artist Effort (15%)

We accept that students will require adult help and supervision but the garment should primarily be constructed and designed by the students.





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