Whanau Wearable Arts 2016August 18, 2016
It is just the second year we have had a Wearable Arts Competition, but 2016 proved to be the year that all Whanau ramped up their efforts. With the opportunity of winning such a superb trophy, handmade by Ms Rao, all eyes were on the prize!
First up were the Year 9 & 10 Superheroines who were magnificent, with Tawa’s warrior princess voted the winner in this category. Followed by the Year 11 and 12’s with their seasonal renditions with autumn proving to be the favourite, as Tawa’s model strutted the walkway beneath an ingeniously revamped umbrella. Finally the Year 13’s stepped up, all depicting various aspects of Maori dress, myth and legend, with Hinau cleverly sporting an L&P “tattoo” to represent the kiwiana theme. The winner, however, was Miro’s impressive entry, ‘the korowai’, which was absolutely stunning. The overall winner for 2016 was Tawa whanau - well-deserved champions.
Thank you to Mr Kimi for leading the event so brilliantly and to the three judges, Miss Upton, Mrs Newton, and our guest judge, Ms Kim Shepherd Thorn for helping to make this such a wonderful occasion. Finally all contestants need to be congratulated for all the hard work they put in to and showcase the incredible creative talent of One Tree Hill College students. Miro’s winning outfit will be on display in reception for the next two weeks for families to view.