Wearable artist Robyn Esdaile (centre) with two of her favourite costumes, modelled by Michelle Sevo and Kristy Boyce.
Wearable artist Robyn Esdaile (centre) with two of her favourite costumes, modelled by Michelle Sevo and Kristy Boyce.

Girls bring art to the catwalk

FEATHERS, sequins, bright colours, masks and an array of stunning models – it had all the makings of a haute couture fashion show, but in the small showroom of St Mark's Anglican Church Hall.

On Saturday afternoon the Friends of St Mark's held another of their popular girls' night out events.

The sold-out function treated all 140 guests to an afternoon tea and a fashion show. The intricate wearable art designs were made byartist Robyn Esdaile, who said she had only caught the wearable art bug in the past three years.

“I did a course in textile arts at TAFE, and today's designs are a combination of three years of my ideas,” she said.

The show was Mrs Esdaile's first, with the pieces presented beautifully by her friends and neighbours – and all to music.

“The music brings out the spirit of the piece and it helps the models to move and flow a bit better,” she said.

“Wearable art is lovely when it's hanging, but as soon as you put it on it comes alive.”

Mrs Esdaile said she wasn't yet sure whether she would do another show throughout the year.

All the money raised from the fashion show will go towards the maintenance St Mark's Anglican Church.


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