Naseby Vision Member Wins Fashion AwardTen redundant computers were rebooted and recycled into a top outfit and accessories for the Cromwell Trashion Show.
Naseby designer Denise McGirr's entry, titled Any Key, won the individual category of the fourth annual recycled fashion awards, staged at Cromwell on Saturday night. Mrs McGirr's outfit included a tunic top, handbag, hat and boots, all featuring computer keyboard keys.
''It took me about four months to put it all together out of 10 computers. I punched holes in the material, glued the computer keys on and then cable tied each key on, too.''
It was the 19th ''wearable art style'' outfit Mrs McGirr had made. She displays them at her Naseby home, the Monkey Puzzle House on the corner of Derwent and Oughter Streets, from mid January until the end of March for visitors to view. She already had another four outfits in mind to create next year: ''The ideas are just whirling around in my head.''
The title of her winning computer themed garment came to her after her husband attended computer classes. About 120 people attended the fashion show on Saturday. The show attracted four entries from businesses, five in the accessory section and seven from individuals.
Article courtesy of the Otago Daily Times