Wool, silk and natural fibres feature at field days

CLEVER DESIGN: Ashley Mulloy of Holbrook, models the supreme garment designed by Laurel Judd, New Zealand.
CLEVER DESIGN: Ashley Mulloy of Holbrook, models the supreme garment designed by Laurel Judd, New Zealand.

Fashion designers and milliners are invited to showcase their talent in this year’s Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards.

Boasting prizes valued at around $5000, the fashion awards attracts high-profile designers, with the 2018 entries to be paraded in the Country Lifestyle marquee at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 18 to 20 at 1pm each day.

Awards convenor Lyn Jacobsen said the Natural Fibre Fashion Awards grew from the demise of Wagga’s Golden Gown. “Since the field days are located within a major wool and fibre producing region, it was important an event be carried on,’’ Mrs Jacobsen said.

“The fabric in the garment must be at least 70 per cent natural fibre, which can be wool, cotton, alpaca, silk, linen or combinations,” she said.