Art Couture


Art Couture NZ  hosted their inaugural fashion show at The Vineyard, Rossendale in Tai Tapu on October 12th.  Art Couture was created by four women from South West Christchurch and Selwyn (Lee Parker, Ros March, Judy Sachdeva and Kim Strange) who had the desire to provide a local wearable arts competition. The evening was an outstanding success, with many of the garments leaving the audience and judges alike, totally amazed. Selwyn judges Kelly Morrison, Loretta Sloan, Blanche Fryer and Steve Henderson had the unenviable task of selecting winners in each of the five sections. No mean feat looking at the talented and creative entries  submitted. The overall extremely high standard made the selection of a supreme winner incredibly difficult.


Student Section:

(full time students U20)

Aime Parker

‘The Futuristic Dress Code’

Here We Go Again Section:  recycled materials and supreme overall winner.

Leanne Day ‘Madame Bride’

Open Section:

Linda Crooks

‘A Window on Christchurch’

Hardware Section: Materials available in a hardware shop: Lee Parker ‘Pheonix’

Sow’s Ear Section: Using a set of provided materials.

Tracey Hollands – ‘Jesticulate’