Costumes resurrected

Modelling wearable arts costumes for the Recycled Runway and Fantasy Catwalks exhibition at Mosgiel Library this week  are Taieri College pupils (from left) Gabbie Cox (16), Tori Peterson (17), Kaylee Bezett (14), Emma Ralston (14) and Jemma Dixon (16). Photo by Linda Robertson.
Modelling wearable arts costumes for the Recycled Runway and Fantasy Catwalks exhibition at Mosgiel Library this week are Taieri College pupils (from left) Gabbie Cox (16), Tori Peterson (17), Kaylee Bezett (14), Emma Ralston (14) and Jemma Dixon (16). Photo by Linda Robertson.

Putting together wearable arts costumes for a display at Mosgiel Library has been a challenge for Taieri College pupils.

Taieri College textile teacher and wearable arts co-ordinator Brenda Brook said the college was approached by the Dunedin City Council late last year to create an exhibition as part of iD Fashion Week.

Because it was so early in the year, textile pupils had not had a chance to create an outfit, so it was decided to ''regurgitate''costumes from the college's 2012 Wearable Arts Show.

While that solved one problem, it created others. Some pieces had fallen off or broken and ''some students have left and some outfits don't fit any more, so it's been a bit of a mission to refit them all''.

Having overcome the hurdles, 14 costumes were resurrected and modelled at Mosgiel Library yesterday for the college's Recycled Runway and Fantasy Catwalks display.

Mrs Brook said the pupils were delighted with the results.

Some costumes will be on display at the library until 12.30pm on Saturday.