Indian designer takes honours at WoolOn
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.
Highly Commended: Sharon Gilchrist Merino and Wool it's a Special Occasion and Denise McGirr Snow Queen
Winner: Kusum Bangari Himalayan Drama #3
Highly Commended: Laurel Judd Colour Collision
Winner: Elaine Macgregor Winter Rose
Winner: Hannah Heslop Avalanche
Highly Commended: Sarah Beth Bell Grace
Winner: Viv Tamblyn Curvaceous
Winner: Becs Calder Scottish Settler
Winner: Maureen McKenzie Shot Over
Highly Commended: Rosalie Harrex Shell Coat
Winner: Daphne Randle Kensa
Highly Commended: Helen Sunitsch You Dragon I Never Promised
Winner: Denise McGirr My Ram
Supreme Award 2012 Kusum Bangari Himalayan Drama #3
The Southland Times