School fashionistas reveal clever creations

YOU wouldn’t want it to rain on your wedding day.

At the Apex Australia teenage fashion awards are Dean Langworthy and Melanie Emery, of Don College, in outfits designed by Melanie.  Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

At the Apex Australia teenage fashion awards are Dean Langworthy and Melanie Emery, of Don College, in outfits designed by Melanie. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

Melanie Emery’s entry in the society and environment section of the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards saw her create matching bride and groom outfits from toilet paper.

Modelling with Dean Langworthy, the Don College student urged people to reduce, re-use and recycle – but above all, be careful.

‘‘Marriage can be as fragile as toilet paper,’’ her explanation read.

More than 60 people aged between 13 and 16 took to the catwalk at the Country Club to show off their entries for the state competition.

Outfits inspired by mental illness, an African safari and Marilyn Monroe were among the clothing made and modelled yesterday.

State co-ordinator Jessica Hay explained that the two winners from each of the four categories would go on to the national final.

She said entry numbers were about normal.

‘‘There’s a lot more in formal wear than normal which is really good,’’ she said.

WINNERS

Wearable art: Melanie Emery, of Don College; Josee Collings, of Riverside High School.

Formal: Liana Perkins, of Don College; Rachel Loft, of Launceston College.

Society/Environment: Skyelah Matthews, of Riverside High; Abbi Goodyer, of Launceston College.

Casual: Mikaela McKnight, of Riverside High School; Gemma Thompson, of Launceston Church Grammar School.

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