Egging on a new generation of sustainable fashion designers, Australian Museum has launched its annual Fashion Less Waste design competition. This year’s theme: Birds Of Paradise.
Taking inspiration from the avian world’s most glamorous family, Paradisaeidae, entrants must design and create an outfit made from materials whose original purpose was non-fashion related. Ten finalists will send their looks down the runway on May 19 where a judging panel will pass their verdict. The all-star panel included the wonderful Akira Isogawa, the lovely Louise Olsen of Dinosaur Designs, Kelley Sheehan, editor of the fabulous sustainable style mag Peppermint and… me!
There will also be a prize for best head gear, awarded by Strand Hatters milliner Robert J Carroll.
Now in its third year, Fashion Less Waste is open to any budding designer, including secondary students who take on the project as part of class or as an independent project.
Entries for either the Secondary Schools or Open category close at 5pm on April 21 (entry fee $15).
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