Anne-Marie Hoffman’s teacup outfit displayed at Calliope Catwalk’s fashion Design Awards in 2014.
Anne-Marie Hoffman’s teacup outfit displayed at Calliope Catwalk’s fashion Design Awards in 2014. Mike Richards

Teen fashion awards added to Calliope Catwalk line-up

CALLIOPE Catwalk Fashion Design Awards organisers hope to dress up every classroom at Calliope State School with a fridge, air-conditioner and smart board.

They also hope the fundraising event will give amateur designers a stepping stone into the fashion industry.

The Observer caught up with event coordinator Lynda Ninness ahead of the catwalk on August 1.

What is the Catwalk all about? This is the only event of its kind between Mackay and the Sunny Coast.

It's a chance for students, youth and adults to showcase what they've made.

What's new this year? We are fortunate enough this year with the Apex club of Australia to host a CQ round of the Teenage Fashion Awards.

If you are 13-19 you can also enter with same garment into the AATFA section.

Also, we've introduced a white T-shirt redesign where all kids who can't sew get the opportunity to get a white shirt and do what you want with it.

Where will the money raised go? We are aiming to raise $10,000 this year for the school.

We have over $5000 in donated prizes for different raffles.

We've got family holidays, jewellery, vouchers, gym memberships and more.

For every classroom at Calliope, we supply a fridge, aircon and smart board.

We will be using the money to put that equipment into five Prep classes.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • $15 to enter a single garment. A collection is $20
  • Entries close July 3, garments required by July 17
  • General public tickets $55 inc. a three-course meal
  • Tickets available at Fantasy Rags or Limestone Clothing
  • Held at Calliope School performance hall


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