The judges have made their decisions...  

Our judges at the parade were Akira Isogawa (Akira), Louise Olsen (Dinosaur Designs) and Kelly Elkin (ALAS). Winners and runners-up had to be selected from the twenty creative and colourful finalist entries on parade. They were all fabulous, as illustrated by the photographs from the night. No wonder the judges had so take some time to carefully consider their choices at length. Their choices were ... 

Open Category

  • Joseph Mashett, Casuarina NSW
Joint Runners-up:
  • Stephanie Powell, Dee Why NSW
  • Annelyse Lumley, Newrybar NSW

Secondary School Category

  • Tess Tavener Hanks, Cheltenham Girls High School NSW
Joint Runners-up:
  • Bonita Poppy Alexander, Lourdes Hill College QLD
  • Rebecca Lee, Roseville College NSW

Category winners receive $500, runners-up each receive $250.

FLW 2012 competition

The Fashion Less Waste design competition aims to encourage a more sustainable fashion industry – to help to fashion a less wasteful world.

Entrants were asked to create an outfit that is mostly made from used non-clothing materials. We wanted eye-catching creations that could provoke thought about environmental issues in the fashion industry.

Another main competition aim is to celebrate and encourage the practice of designers finding inspiration from the natural world. This year entrants were invited to be inspired by creatures from the sea, in connection to our current exhibition Deep Oceans, showing until 14 October 2012. 

 Our judges made their decisions based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Style (including the incorporation of deep ocean inspiration)
  • Proportion of materials that were originally used for a non-clothing purpose
  • Craftsmanship

FLW 2012 displays

See the awarded entries on public display at:

  • Strand Arcade, Sydney
    Ground Floor: 2 August to 12 August
    First Floor: 17 August to 30 August