By design: students show flair for fashion

TASMANIA's top young designers were given the chance to display their creations at the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards on Saturday.

More than 70 students walked the catwalk at Newstead College for the annual awards, which spokeswoman Sarah Clark, of the Tamar Apex Club, said provided students aged between 13 and 19 with an opportunity to design, manufacture and model their own fashions.

``The students design, create and display on the catwalk. I think the students get a lot of confidence out of an event like this because it gives them an opportunity to design and create something that they can be proud of and show to everyone,'' Mrs Clark said.

``As well as providing inspiration and growth, to other entrants it has been a stepping stone into the world of fashion and design.''

Mrs Clark said seven entrants from the four categories - casual wear, formal wear, wearable art and society and environment - would head to the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards national final in Melbourne on October 6.

RESULTS:  Casual wear: 1 Willem Robertson (Don College), 2 Georgie Morrison (Launceston Church Grammar), 3 Georgina Harvey (Riverside); society and environment: 1 Abbi Goodyer (Riverside), 2 Megan Fettke (Scotch Oakburn), 3 Anna Johnson (Don College); formal wear: 1 Willem Robertson (Don College), 2 Mollie Falla (Riverside), 3 Jayde Ivory (Don College); wearable art: 1 Rachel Loft (Riverside), 2 Georgie Morrison (Launceston Church Grammar), 3 Barry Riley (Don College).

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