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BERNINA NORTHLAND FASHION AWARDS

 

ABOUT THE AWARDS

It is with much sadness we announce that the Bernina Northland Fashion Awards for 2020 have been cancelled due to Covid-19. Please watch this space for more information on entering in 2021.

 

The Bernina Northland Fashion Awards are Northland's prestigious and fun awards showcasing the creative talent of Northland school students of all ages, polytechnic and tertiary level students as well as all amateur and semi-professional sewists and artists. There are both sewing and wearable arts categories, catering for entrants of all ages, stages and abilities.  

All entries are eligible for Northland’s Designer of the Year (with a grand prize of a Special Edition Bernina Sewing Machine) and the Extreme Elegance Award and your model will be in the running for

Northland’s Top Model. There are also substantial prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all categories provided by our generous sponsors. Come on a design journey with us and see where art and fashion collide. 

This is a not for profit event designed to showcase the Northland fashion and arts industry and all proceeds go to Northland charities by the Club’s Charitable Trust.

 

THE AWARD CATEGORIES

SEWING CATEGORIES

Evening Wear

We all love to really dress up for a special evening out. Design and make an evening gown that has you standing out from the crowd. This is an opportunity to design an evening dress or ball gown that wows us all.
Judges will be looking at the cut, fit, finish and originality of your design. They are looking for a garment that is beyond just following a pattern.

This category is open to all ages

Open Fashion Design

Think completely outside the square in innovative fashion design to create a fabulous garment. Design with no limitations.
Judges will be looking for fit, finish, originality, innovation in fashion and fashion forwardness.

This category is open to all ages from tertiary education level students to adults

Pacifica Fashion

Pacifica Fashion can be your take on high fashion in the pacific. This is an opportunity to design and make a garment that is truly original, following no other designer, however having a pacifica flavour.
Judges will be looking at fit, originality, innovation in fashion, connection to the pacific and the overall finish of your garment.

This category is open to all ages

Student Street Wear

Casual / street wear designed by you. Make your mark with a well- constructed garment of original design suitable for daytime wearing.
Judges will be looking at the cut, fit, finish and originality of your design. They are looking for a garment that is beyond just following a pattern.

This category is open to all students up to and including year 13.

Student Fashion Design

Young designers lead the way for coming generations. This is your opportunity to show flair in original design without boundaries, taking what is known into a new area of design.
Judges will be looking for fit, finish, originality, innovation in fashion and fashion forwardness.

This category is open to all students up to and including year 13

Open Street Wear

As walk down the street what would you like to be wearing? Design a garment that reflects your vision and personality.
Judges will be looking at the cut, fit, finish and originality of your design. They are looking for a garment that is beyond just follow- ing a pattern.

This category is open to all ages from tertiary education level students to adults

WEARABLE ARTS CATEGORIES

Welcome to the Masquerade

Design an amazing mask using any medium. Large and small, weird and wonderful the masquerade is all about having fun while remaining anonymous. The model is to wear simple dark clothing so all attention is on the masquerade. Judges will be looking at design concept, construction and technique, creativity, visual impact, and best use of materials.

This category is open to all students up to and including Year 13.

Open Wearable Art

This is art that you make and wear - costumes, daring and beautiful. No theme and no limits to the materials you use however your garment must be able to withstand two parades (pre judging and the event).
Judges will be looking at design concept, construction and technique, creativity, visual impact, and best use of materials.

This category is open to all ages from tertiary education level students to adults.

Junior Wearable Art

This is art that you make and wear - costumes, daring and beautiful. No theme and no limits to the materials you use however your garment must be able to withstand two parades (pre judging and the event).
Judges will be looking at design concept, construction and technique, creativity, visual impact, and best use of materials.

This category is open to students up to and including

Year 8.

From Trash to Fashion

Create a fashionable garment made predominantly from reused / recycled materials and objects. This is recycling at its best! Your garment will need to withstand two parades (pre judging and the event).
Judges will be looking at creativity, visual impact, originality, construction, materials employed to be 90% reused / recycled items and best use of materials.

This category is open to all ages.

Student Wearable Art

This is art that you make and wear - costumes, daring and beautiful. No theme and no limits to the materials you use however your garment must be able to withstand two parades (pre judging and the event).
Judges will be looking at design concept, construction and technique, creativity, visual impact, and best use of materials.

This category is open to students from Year 9 to Year 13.

Cosplay

Cosplay can be defined as dressing up as a character from a film, book or video game. Create the costume of your chosen character from suitable materials.
Judges will be looking at creativity, visual impact, construction and techniques.

This category is open to all ages

SPONSORS

The awards are made possible thanks to the help of these amazing sponsors.

 
 

CONTACT

Enquiries about the Bernina Northland Fashion awards:

phone: 09 438 7654

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