Fashion Design Competition

 

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In 2019, we will be celebrating several important things. First and foremost, it's the 40th year for the Bothwell SpinIN and second, the Tasmanian Tartan. Last, but certainly not least, we are celebrating natural fibres and all the wonderful things that can be made from them.

We invite students, professional garment makers and home sewing talents to enter their creations in one of the five sections on offer. All sections are open to all entrants.

The garments will be paraded in a runway show and judged by a panel of industry experts. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries and each entrant will receive a certificate of participation. Details on these will be announced as they come to hand.

 

Section 1: 'Tartan it up'

Couture design

Entry fee: TBA

Prizes: TBA

The challenge is to incorporate the colours, shapes and/or texture of the Tasmanian Tartan into an outfit in a modern way. Garments need not necessarily incorporate any of the original Tasmanian Tartan, but must contain references to it somehow. A sample of the original Tasmanian Tartan fabric will be provided for colour matching. Yardage can be ordered from us through the website, if required.

  • Imaginative use of shape, colour, texture and materials
  • Whimsical creations with a wearable art feel
  • Innovation in pattern cutting and garment construction
  • Garments to be made to a saleable quality standard
  • Designs need not be easily reproducible or suitable for industrial production
  • Predominant natural fibre content
  • Each entry must comprise one complete outfit, including accessories, if any.

 

Section 2: 'Fruit of the earth'

Retail clothing design

Entry fee: TBA

Prizes: TBA

Eco dyeing and -printing is more popular than ever and we should embrace the wonders nature has to offer. this section is aimed at established textile artisans and designers to show their skills. The challenge is to show that design ideas have been refined into a product fit for retail sale. Students are also encouraged to enter this section to explore a realistic product development process in the class room.

  • Environmentally sensitive production stream
  • Refined solutions in commercial designs for retail sale
  • Quality of materials and finish
  • Predominant natural fibre content
  • Designs to be easily reproducible and suitable for a manufacturing in small quantities or limited editions
  • Entries may be items from a range, however, they must not have been shown publicly, advertised or offered for sale prior to the SpinIN 2019 event
  • Each entry must comprise one complete outfit, including accessories, if any.

 

Section 3: "Re-made in style"

Repurposed vintage garments and accessories

Entry fee: TBA

Prizes: TBA

Open category for experimenters, alterers and stylists. Each entry may be either:one complete outfit including accessories, if any, or a feature garment such as cape, a sweater or a shawl, to be modelled with plain black bodysuits.

  • Reinvent vintage clothes, textiles or other materials into new garments and outfits.
  • Innovative use and repurposing of fabrics, patterns and features of the items used as raw materials

 

Section 4:  'Loop the loop'

Non-woven garments and accessories

Entry fee: TBA

Prizes: TBA

Knit it, crochet it or knot it, so long as it is made out of yarn and is not woven!

Each entry may be either:one complete outfit including accessories, if any, or a feature garment such as cape, a sweater or a shawl, to be modelled with plain black bodysuits.

  • Knitted, crocheted or knotted garments made from either hand-spun or commercial yarns
  • Innovative stitches, textures, colours and shapes and unusual combinations
  • Quality of materials and workmanship
  • Predominant natural fibre content

 

Section 5: 'The home sewing whizz'

Open section

Entry fee: TBA

Prizes: TBA

Calling on closet garment makers and budding designers of all ages and skill levels to show their wares. This section is to have a bit of fun and it's more about the look than how straight the seams are.

Each entry may be either:one complete outfit including accessories, if any, or a feature garment such as cape, a sweater or a shawl, to be modelled with plain black bodysuits.

  • Innovative use of materials, colours and textures
  • Fitness for purpose

The Fine Print

Terms & Conditions of entry to be added here