Entries open for Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards

STRIKE A POSE: Some of last year's entries at the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards.
STRIKE A POSE: Some of last year's entries at the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards.

SOME of the nation’s leading rural and urban fashion designers are expected to showcase their wearable art at the upcoming Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards.

The event, which has grown out of the demise of Wagga’s Golden Gown, will see entries paraded at the Henty Machinery Field Days in September.

“Since the field days are located within a major wool and fibre producing region, it was important an event be carried on to encourage designers to showcase their creativity using the fibres allowed,’’ awards convenor Lyn Jacobsen said.

The competition is free and open to all designers, but the fabric in the garment must be at least 70 per cent natural fibre, which can be wool, cotton, alpaca, silk, linen or combinations.