Tie-dye creation a winner at fashion design awards

Piece by Lauren Booth.
Piece by Lauren Booth.

YEAR 9 student Lauren Booth turned a business shirt and pants into an award winning outfit.

Lauren's two piece was given first place for the secondary school category at the Calliope Catwalk Fashion Design Awards at the weekend.

It was the first time she had entered the awards.

She said she tried to make something different to what is seen in today's fashion.

"It was something different, I used tie dye and used a top that was an old business shirt and the bottom was an old pair of pants," she said.

"I've always been interested in arts and crafts and so design is just another way for me to be creative."

She entered two garments into the awards.

For six years she has designed clothes and sewn.

And one day, she hopes to turn her hobby into a career.

"I first started when my teacher taught me how to sew, and from then I just loved it."

In previous years she had modelled other people's designs, but this was the first time she modelled her own.

Now with an award under her belt, the 14 year old is excited for the next design awards.

"This is the one time a year that I can show off my talent," she said.



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