Flair for fashion

Year 11 student, Emily Harris, wearing her award-winning design.

For the second time in a row, Year 11 student Emily Harris from St Ursula’s College Yeppoon was named the State winner for Fashion in the Design and Technology Teachers’ Association (DATTA) Queensland Student Subject Awards for 2021.

“I was very excited,” Emily said.

“It’s a privilege to be the State winner for the second year in a row.”

Emily and her Fashion subject classmate, Josie Daly, were both named as CQ Regional Winners earlier in November.

Josie’s entry focused on the fashion trends of the 1940s, while The 1930s’ palazzo pants inspired Emily’s design adding her own modern take.

Fashion teacher at St Ursula’s College, Mrs April Acworth, said she was very proud of both girls’ entries.

“The puffed sleeve inspired Josie’s design; her skills are impressive, and her attention to detail is notable,” Mrs Acworth said.

“Emily’s vision for her entry was inspired by the 1930s aesthetic and was meticulously planned out.

“Emily has an eye for style and natural talent in this area.

“St Ursula’s College Fashion students are looking forward to a weekend of Fashion Inspiration in Brisbane in February 2022.

“The students will meet Fashion Designer Isabella Longginou, participate in a workshop, and discover post-secondary study options in Fashion.”

Josie said she enjoyed Fashion as a subject as it encouraged creativity and expression of style and personality through fashion garments.

“I enjoy the freedom of designing clothes as you can create one-of-a-kind pieces that have a special value, and I can add my own unique touch to it,” she said.

Emily said she hopes to pursue a career in the Fashion industry.

“I’m interested in working in the industry, but I’m just not certain in which particular area,” she said.