Section 1 - The Event Horizon
Here’s your personalised invitation to join a psychedelic circus celebration of global culture aboard the galactic cruise ship, The Event Horizon. Circus or festival performers you will be! Your garment should express the kaleidoscopic and vivid effervescence of your performance design creation. Let a superfluidity of patterns and iridescent colours be your compositional guide.
Section 2 - Punk Bricolage
This is a story from the sidewalk to the catwalk. Be inspired by punk counterculture imagination, driven by a ‘think for yourself’, ‘do it yourself’ motto. Subtle or loud, confront conformity. Design a garment constructed from a diverse range of everyday stuff. Collect, recycle, and then reimagine, a message of anarchy with attitude, and transform the mundane into a treasure of individual expression.
Section 3 - Headdress (single garment section)
Create a headdress to call into being that which guides and accompanies you as a source of strength and wisdom. Headdresses can incorporate complex meanings, be elaborately ornamental in design or practical in purpose. A rite of passage; a totem guide; an indication of affiliation, knowledge of ceremony or individual connection to what has been and what is still to come.
Section 4 - Double Denim Dynamite
Fashion faux pas? Or too cool for school? Double denim either commands respect or ignites controversy. Your garment may draw inspiration from the traditional denim genres or amplify the power of denim to reimagine something completely new — evening wear; a uniform; a ball gown or a piece of history. And when double denim just isn't enough... go triple. Go wild!
Section 5 - Love the Earth
The earth remains our first love. Create a garment inspired by personal connection to place; to the songlines of peoples, in harmony with the earth’s resounding forces of nature. This is an open section. Garments will be judged on the designer’s vision, completion and artistic realisation of the concept.