Indian designer takes honours at WoolOn

BROOKE GARDINER
Last updated 05:00 15/10/2012

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An Indian designer living more than 13,000 kilometres away has taken supreme honours in the 2012 Mirror WoolOn creative fashion show awards.

Kusum Bangari of Jodphur, India, won the special occasion category with her Himalayan Drama #3 creation as well as the overall title, bagging $2000 in prizemoney for her efforts.

The sellout show, which was held over two nights (Friday and Saturday) was judged by Otago Polytechnic design school lecturer Joan Leach, of Dunedin, artist and Clyde hairstylist Carolyn Laing, and Clyde and Cromwell designer Anne Lyon.

Organiser Martin McPherson said he was pleased with this year's event which attracted more than 60 garment entries.

Results:

Special Occasion

Highly Commended: Sharon Gilchrist Merino and Wool it's a Special Occasion and Denise McGirr Snow Queen

Winner: Kusum Bangari Himalayan Drama #3

Felted

Highly Commended: Laurel Judd Colour Collision

Winner: Elaine Macgregor Winter Rose

Young Designer

Winner: Hannah Heslop Avalanche

Streetwear

Highly Commended: Sarah Beth Bell Grace

Winner: Viv Tamblyn Curvaceous

Menswear

Winner: Becs Calder Scottish Settler

Accessory

Winner: Maureen McKenzie Shot Over

Knitwear

Highly Commended: Rosalie Harrex Shell Coat

Winner: Daphne Randle Kensa

Avant Garde

Highly Commended: Helen Sunitsch You Dragon I Never Promised

Winner: Denise McGirr My Ram

Supreme Award 2012 Kusum Bangari Himalayan Drama #3

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