On Friday, a group of SketchBetter students arrived at the Rose Theatre in Kingston excited and apprehensive as their self-initiated project exploring fashion and paper reached its finale - a catwalk show unlike any other.
Over the past six months, three Year 5 students from Kingston have been planning, researching and designing fashion from paper, and more recently have prepared a number of final garments to be work in a catwalk show. The empowered students made sketchbooks, held a 'making day', wrote a speech, explored every paper fold, choose music for the catwalk and WOW did they deliver.
To open the 2019 International Youth Arts Festival the three girls, with their recruited team of over 12 other students presented Fashioned From Paper, a catwalk show featuring wearable sculptures and garments made entirely from paper, and design by SketchBetter children aged 10 years old or younger.
During the making day, the entrepreneurial design trio led students to work in teams of three and have roles of Designer, Maker and Model. Each trio had an afternoon to design and make a wearable outfit from paper. Here's some photographs from the day: