Fairholme Fashion Week

Fairholme Fashion Week 14-19 October 2019

Fairholme Fashion Week 2018

Fairholme Fashion Week is an annual event held as a prelude to The Fairholme Spring Fair

The aim of the event is to celebrate and promote fashion in the Toowoomba region and provide students and interested adults with a variety of opportunities through which they can learn about and experience the industry from a number of perspectives.

The week comprises of a number of workshops and information sessions with details to be posted here soon. Each session is timetabled over the course of the week and enables audiences to enrol online and attend based on their own area of interest.

The week culminates with a Spring Fair Fashion Parade on Saturday 19 October where the winners will be announced, on stage in the Fairholme Assembly Hall.

Fashion designers from the South West and South East Queensland regions are invited to submit original, spring-inspired cotton creations for judging in the 2019 Fairholme Fashion Awards.

Category 1 - Open

Design brief: “90’s Fusion”

‘We’ve been seeing a 90s revival in many ways over the last year, with slip dresses, satin skirts, fluffy accessories and, yes, even frosted lip shades making a comeback. With swirling terrestrial TV graphics in bold, bright shades; pastels clash with paint-stroke prints. The silhouette is top-heavy, with oversized jackets and shirts. The return of key Nineties styles: acid and light-wash denim, tartan and the boxy blazer are all inspiring styling features for this year’s spring parade.”.

You are invited to try your hand at producing an “Outfit” inspired by the theme of “90’s Fusion” Your outfit should be suitable to wear to day or evening events such as the Races, Cocktail Party, Wedding, The Theatre, Dining Out or Dancing. (Ball Gowns would not fit the brief.)

Your design must reflect ontrend silhouettes of the “90s’ Fusion.”

  • The outfit must be well made,
  • The outfit must be hand made from start to finish by the entrant,
  • Made to fit a female model (Fairholme student) between sizes 8 to 16,
  • Reflect original ideas and noted through an A4 mood board which includes sketches of proposed design/s,
  • May use a commercial pattern,
  • Photos (at least 3) of the construction process.

It is essential that the Entry Conditions are read prior to commencing design work.

Note: All Entries and documentation (mood board and photos) to be submitted to Fairholme Administration, Wirra Wirra Street, no later than 4pm Monday 14 October, 2019.

Please allow time for postage if entries are to be sent to ensure garments arrive by submission date.

Category Entry Fee: $25 per entry

Enter Open Category 

Category 2 - Middle (Years7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12) Students

Design brief: “90’s Fusion”

“We've been seeing a 90s revival in many ways over the last year, with slip dresses, satin skirts, fluffy accessories and, yes, even frosted lip shades making a comeback. With swirling terrestrial TV graphics in bold, bright shades; pastels clash with paint-stroke prints. The silhouette is top-heavy, with oversized jackets and shirts. The return of key Nineties styles: acid and light-wash denim, and the boxy blazer are all inspiring styling features for this year’s spring parade.”

Students 90’s inspired ontrend ‘Party outfit’ need to reflect the silhouettes and styling of that decade.

  • The garment (Party Dress) must be well made,
  • It must be handmade from start to finish by the entrant,
  • Made to fit a female model (Fairholme student) between sizes 8 to 14,
  • Reflect original ideas and noted through an A4 mood board which includes sketches of proposed design/s,
  • May use a commercial pattern,
  • Photos (at least 3) of the construction process.

It is essential that the Entry Conditions are read prior to commencing design work.

Note: All Entries and documentation (mood board and photos) to be submitted to Fairholme Administration, Wirra Wirra Street, no later than 4pm Monday 14 October, 2019.

Please allow time for postage if entries are to be sent to ensure garments arrive by submission date.

Category Entry Fee: $5 per entry

Enter Middle/Senior Category 

Category Prizes:

Open Category

Boost Juice Champion Designer $500

Australian Cotton Compass Emerging Designer $250

Senior (Years 10-12)

Louis Dreyfus Champion Designer $300

ICM Most Promising Designer $150

Middle (Years 7-9)

Australian Cotton Compass Champion Designer $250

Louis Dreyfus Aspiring Designer $100

Enter Open or Middle & Senior School Categories 

Workshops & Events  

Numbers strictly limited. See flier for full event details. All tecketed events require online registration and payment (See below).     Workshops & Events flier

Monday, 14 October

‘Behind the Sewing Machine’ with Alexander Kennedy      

Students will tour the studio and workshop of local designer Alexander Kennedy (Fairholme students only)

Venue: Alexander Kennedy Studio. Time: School hours

Tuesday, 15 October

‘Mad Hatters Make Over’ with Johanna Guerin     

Learn how to re-invent an old head piece with Johanna Guerin (Open to the public)
Venue: L22 Fairholme College
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Cost: $20 - BYO Head. Includes a drink and canapés.
Piece/ Facinator Fairholme provides new fabric and accessories to recreate your old millinery piece.

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Wednesday, 16 October

‘Sew It Yourself’ with Mandi     

Create your own 80’s style flattering wrap skirt with beautiful fabrics and notions supplied. (Open to the public)
Venue: L22 Fairholme College
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Cost: $40 Includes a drink and canapés, fabric and notions.

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Thursday, 17 October

Ladies Shopping Event: Designer D’Occasion     

Selling on your Designer Garments - or come and bag a treasure for your wardrobe.
Doors Open 6.30pm
Venue: Fairholme Assembly Hall
Register a stall $30 or just come and shop $10 entry includes drinks and cheese platters (Open to the public)
Cost: $10 entry/$30 for a stall (includes entry)
Canapes and drinks included in entry or stall price.

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Friday, 18 October

Designer D’Occasion for students. Fairholme Assembly Hall. 1pm-1.40pm. Fairholme students only.

Saturday, 19 October

Boost Juice Gala Fashion Parade Announcement of Student Design Award Winners, and a parade of Open category designs. 2pm-3pm Fairholme College, Spring Fair Stage.

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

Tickets $10pp ›

Event numbers strictly limited. All ticketed events require online registration and payment.