Trash creates fashion at Cromwell show

SHARE

Everything from disposable medical gear to old handbags and Coke bottles was used to create wearable art costumes at the Central Otago Trashion Show held in Cromwell on Friday night.
Organised by the Cromwell Community Arts group and held at the Cromwell College auditorium, the sixth annual show attracted 15 entries and was watched by a 200-strong audience.
Organiser Heather McPherson said she was absolutely delighted with the good turnout from the public.
“It was an excellent night, especially as people really got into the spirit of the night and enjoyed clapping along with the music and working with the presentations on the catwalk,” she said.
“It will be bigger again next year. We achieved our goal of getting a larger audience; now we are focused on increasing entries.”
Gillian Shaw, of Roxburgh, won the “Anything Goes” section for her design of a coral reef with sea creatures.
Judges Elise Velenski, Anne Lyon and Megan Huffadine awarded Dunstan Hospital staff first prize in the business section, “Too Good to Waste”, for their entry Homage to Florence, a tribute to Florence Nightingale.
Jordan Bottriell, of Alexandra, won the prize for the best performance.