Image: FLW 2012 Finalist, Secondary School: Mia & Samara (front)

FLW 2012 Finalist, Secondary School: Mia & Samara (front)

Created by Mia McNiel and Samara Hyde Page; Mia models their outfit created for the Fashion Less Waste 2012: Deep Oceans design competition. 

Stuart Humphreys
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The duo of Mia McNeill & Samara Hyde-Page from Kincoppal Rose Bay in Sydney are next. Mia models their design, titled ‘The Spanish Dancer’. The torso and arm pieces were made from an old wetsuit. The grey colour and texture could remind us of shark skin. The pieces of CD onto the torso were added for a fish scale effect. Mia and Samara also wanted to celebrate brightly coloured sea creatures, especially the Spanish Dancer nudibranch. Its influence is apparent in the skirt – in the colours and extravagant, flowing form. This skirt was made mainly from one advertising banner. The orange arm pieces were cut from a net bag in homage to robust, colourful corals and to sharks. The triangular shape of these arm pieces is intended to remind us a shark fin. The black headpiece is covered with pink straws that have been cut and arranged to look like starfish.

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