Our Wellington Certificate in Fashion Technology and Certificate in Pattern Design
students have been designing WOW creations for a window display competition at New World Metro on Willis Street. Wellington.
New World wanted to partner with us for a ‘food related’ design brief and we were up for the challenge!
Two teams were formed and the first stage of the process was to present story boards with their design ideas to Richard Taggart from New World.
Once the designs were approved, New World delivered all the resources the students would need, which included approx. 60 packs of marshmallows and 76 packs of 100’s and 1000’s cookies!
The teams worked on their designs in stages, Certificate in Fashion Technology's design ‘Sweet Dreams’ required hours of marshmallow prep, air drying and sorting - the packets were used as ‘fabric' and transformed into the bodice.
Certificate in Pattern Design’s design ‘Belle of the Ball’ required a lot of background work. They meticulously re configured each tea bag into a work of art, the silver side of biscuit packets were used as ‘fabric’ for the quilted bodice. (Some biscuits were consumed during the process just to keep the energy levels up!)
After the main outfits were made it was on to head gear and accessories, the marshmallow hat from ‘Sweet Dreams’ was very heavy by the time it was completed (and smelt great!)
The poodle was constructed using wire and Dacron for the frame then covered in marshmallow.
The head gear on the ‘Belle of the Ball’ design was designed and constructed to link together all the design components.
On Monday (after very careful design break down and transportation) we installed the creations in the New World Window. It was a matter of working in a very busy public space, re assembling the designs with hot glue gun on hand to add finishing touches. There were a lot of people interested, asking where the students were from.
New World is one of many shops taking part in the annual WOW® Window Dressing Competition. Each of the participating retailers will make their windows sparkle from Thursday 22nd September. And if you cast your vote for your favourite window, you could win a $500 shopping spree at the store that is crowned People’s Choice.
Good luck Fashion Tech students! Your designs look Amazing – good enough to eat!