D&A’S Million Dollar Race Display

Published: Tue 2 Nov 2010 02:08 PM
Tuesday 02 November 2010
D’S Million Dollar Race Display
The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D) students will be showcasing their fashion and makeup talents in association with Riccarton Racecourse this November. First year Fashion Design students will be exhibiting a costuming section based on a twentieth centry icon, second year students have developed a four piece collection to display, and third year students will be displaying hats from their October millinery exhibition Adorn. A body art section will also display the work of D’s Makeup Design and Production graduates.
First year students have drawn inspiration from style icons such as Bettie Page, Carey Bradshaw and David Bowie. Each garment is constructed from recycled materials; students have used old chinese brocaid dresses, curtains and old wedding dresses to create their costuming pieces.
“We want to show that fashion isn’t a throw away concept, if something is made well, there are always aspects of a design that can be reused” says Fashion Design Programme Coordinator, Trudi Fraser.
The multiseasonal and ecclectic collections by second year students range from streetwear to leisure wear and draw inspiration from Pop Art, Bohemian style and more. Body art pieces will be created to incorporate a ‘Million dollar Guineas’ theme.
The fashion students work will join a large amount of fashion retailers on the catwalk at Riccarton Racecourse. The in-between-race entertainment will begin at noon and run in to the afternoon.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students. One of the most important things for budding designers is exposure and this is the perfect opportunity for our students to showcase their talent to Christchurchs most fashionable and style conscious individuals. Chris Rowe at Riccarton Racecourse and Angela Stone have been so supportive, it is great to have them behind our students” says Fraser.
Head along to Riccarton Racecourse on Saturday 6 November to check out this exciting event!
For more information and entrance passes please contact Emma Gray before Thursday 4 November.

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