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Success in Design, Make and Model Competition

By | November 18, 2015

Four senior materials technology students entered the Design, Make and Model competition in October, which was judged at the A and P Showgrounds.


This year, our entries were about quality rather than quantity. The preliminary judging looking at construction, degree of skill complexity and choice of fabric for the design was completed during the school holidays by a team of textiles teachers.

Cheryl Downie, Head of Fashion at Ideas School at EIT, and Lucy Kemp, from Pardon My French, judged the entries on how suitable the garment was for the model, including the fit and total look.

Esther Scrimshaw and Courtney Honnor entered the Intermediate category, which had 18 entries. Both were unplaced, but the judges commented on Esther’s vibrant tie dyeing and Courtney’s lovely combination of fabrics. Courtney went on to enter the HETTANZ Fashion Awards, which will be announced in late November.

Courtney and Esther-resize

Hope Phillips entered the Young Designer section. The criteria for this included designing and constructing three pieces and submitting her inspiration and conceptual design work. Her design was influenced by Vivienne Westwood and Jimmy D. Hope gained 3rd place.

Hope and Caitlin-resize

Caitlin Snell’s hand-painted silk satin dress won the Senior category, Natural Fibre Award and Best Senior Garment. Her marks from the preliminary judging and on the day judging were 100%. Caitlin’s dress was also entered in the HETTANZ Fashion Awards. Read more about Caitlin’s winning dress here: http://goo.gl/1HEFaa

Mrs Pam Knight, HoD Technology