2021 HETTANZ Fashion awards

1st November 2021

Judging for the HETTANZ Fashion Awards, proudly supported by Bernina, took place on Thursday 28th October. 

The competition is open to all students from member schools working in materials technology, fashion technology or textiles, and aims to encourage excellence in technical construction skills, along with recognition for individuality and creativity. 

There are a range of categories available for Intermediate, Junior, and Senior students and these awards celebrate the enormous talent that our students bring to the world of fashion and garment construction.Entries were received from schools across Aotearoa New Zealand, and once again the judges were blown away with the high standard of work produced.“Another year of fantastic entries” says HETTANZ president, Sharyn Macpherson. “My thanks go to the judging team: Leimomi Oakes (Toi Whakaari), Glyn Singleton (Bernina) and our own Sue Hannaway for their time and expertise. To our major sponsor Bernina, thank you so much for your continued support of our annual event. Once again Bernina has provided amazing prizes for our top award winners.

The guest judges were impressed with the high technical standard of the entries, with a special mention to the junior sections and the continued sustainable decisions made in many of the categories.

Leimomi saw “A really creative and interesting set of entries, with some beautifully done technical work. I was particularly impressed by the quality of the entries in the Junior category. Some of the work was extremely inventive and technically accomplished: I can’t wait to see what these students produce as their skills continue to grow”. And Glyn also wanted to support those students who missed out on prizes in a close competition – “Have fun, enjoy what you do, no matter what we think as judges, if you love the process, if you love the result, just because you don’t get a prize, it doesn’t mean the garment isn’t a winner



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