Clever fashion designers raise the standard at Henty

PICTURE PERFECT: Ashleigh Mulloy, Holbrook, models the supreme garment designed by Laurel Judd, New Zealand, at the Henty Natural Fibres Fashion Awards.
PICTURE PERFECT: Ashleigh Mulloy, Holbrook, models the supreme garment designed by Laurel Judd, New Zealand, at the Henty Natural Fibres Fashion Awards.

HENTY isn’t just about tractors, balers and air seeders.

If the interest in the natural fibre fashion awards is to be a gauge the southern NSW field days are truly diverse. 

New Zealander designer Laurel Judd won the award. The garment was a cream lace felted formal dress with a circular over skirt, matching hairpiece and earrings.

It was capably modelled by Billabong High School Year 10 student Ashleigh Mulloy of Holbrook.

Mrs Judd also won the best knitted or crocheted garment with a figure hugging grey knitted dress with cerise ruffle highlights.

The garment had leggings, a petticoat, anklets and matching boots, earrings and stocking socks.

Open to amateurs and professionals, the awards recognise the innovative use of natural fibres – from paddock to catwalk – in creative but wearable clothing.

The judging emphasis was on visual appeal, creative and innovative use of natural fibres.

Natural fibre awards organiser Lyn Jacobsen said the natural fibres could include wool, alpaca, angora, mohair, cashmere, cotton, silk and linen.