Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cult-Couture, cultural allure

We're excited about this event, the Villa Maria Cult-Couture 2008. Our own Rachael Churchward will again be head judge and if last year's event is anything to go by this will be just as special. Nowhere else in NZ does fashion meet the culture that makes New Zealand unique, so perfectly. Event managed by head honcho Chantelle Whaiapu and the progressive crew at Manukau City Council, the event itself is nothing short of spectacular, a creative and comprehensive smorgasboard of all things fashion, music, dance and delivery. Last year's entries were of an exceptionally high standard, 2007 co-judge Adrian Hailwood and Ms Churchward being very impressed with the design, creativity and production standards exhibited in many of the entries. The awards are open to fashion students and graduates, emerging and established designers, and artists from throughout NZ. There is $15,000 in prize money up for grabs in six design categories. If you want to see the place where very real New Zealand creativity meets fashion, we encourage you to make the effort and attend. It will be well worth your while.

Registrations close August 22. Entry forms are available from the Manukau Arts Centres or by phoning 09 275 0482 or at this email:

The awards night is Sat NOvomber 1 at the Telstra Clear Events Centre in Manukau.