Awards wardrobe head prepares clothes for show

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards head of wardrobe Lea Koning with garments that will be displayed on...
Hokonui Fashion Design Awards head of wardrobe Lea Koning with garments that will be displayed on the catwalk this weekend during this year’s awards.
The excitement is building in anticipation of this year's Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, with the cataloguing of garments in readiness for this weekend's event.

Head of wardrobe Lea Koning said the garments were all unpacked, checked for quality and hung in categories, and models had also tried on garments.

All the garments had to be photographed. In all, about 250 garments would make it on to the catwalk, she said.

Tomorrow, the garments would be shifted from the East Gore church hall to the Gore Town and Country Stadium where they would stay until the show was over, Ms Koning said.

‘‘So that's the fun part,'' Ms Koning said.

Organisers were hoping for fine weather tomorrow, so the shift would go smoothly.

This year, a good number of models had put their hands up for a role in the awards, she said.

Last year there were 25 models but this year there were 33, she said.

Most were from the Gore district. Some were attending university but would return home for the event, she said.

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