The Yr 13 students have installed their Wearable Art around the retailers of Wellington. The strong relationship that has been built with the Te Papa Store has continued and Christoph Nutsford and Sheryl Wong have their work on display in the main windows. Their theme, Alice in Wonderland, comes from the Lantern Slide collection. Both students took ideas from their lantern slide and created their own repeat fabric print that was digitally printed. This was then used in their garments along with other unconventional materials such as slide cases, PVC fencing, clarinet reeds, peacock feathers, plastic bags, garden gutter guard and cable ties.

Other Fashion students have put their work on display at Gordon Harris (Victoria Street), Reigers Copy Centre (Bond St), and Met Shop (Dixon Street). There has been a focus on transformation and vacuuming forming, paper mache, steel wool rust dying, and manipulating L shape file pockets into a material. Jon Pilalis’s work will be flown to Christchurch for a conference and will end up in Parliament on display in the offices of the Ministry of Youth Development. Well done to all the Fashion Students.

Te Papa store have featured Sheryl and Christoph’s work in their blog here.

Jon Pilalis

Sheryl Wong

Sarah Kuryan

Christoph Nutsford