Mackay Show Countdown
19th, 20th, 21st June 2018
2017 Fashion On Show Wearable Art Competition Winners
Junior High: 1st Lauren Lee
Junior High: 2nd Jane O’Loughlin
Junior High: 3rd Rowan Sturdy
Junior High: 1st Lauren Pearson (Modelled by Rhiannon Rasmussen)
Senior High: 1st Hannah Wanstall
Junior High: 1st Cara Van Blerk (Phoenix)
Junior High: 2nd Bianca Little
Junior High: 3rd Ella Herring (A Sea of Cool Colours)
Open: Bethany Cordwell
Original Textile Design:
Junior High: 1st Cara Van Blerk
Congratulations to all of our talented contestants and thank you for supporting Fashion On Show at the Mackay Show!
Fashion on Show back bigger and better in 2017
Events commenced in the 500 Pavilion on Tuesday morning where we stepped back in time to appreciate the way things used to be with Classic Couture, a 1950s inspired fashion parade featuring music from a bygone era by Kathleen Campbell and beautiful garments by Mackay’s own multi-award-winning designer and dressmaker, Anna Dutton.
Tuesday night saw several local celebrities step outside their comfort zone and onto the catwalk to strut their stuff for the Mackay Personalities Fashion Parade with music by local DJ Kooltone Entertainment. Those who attended the event were treated to Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson adorned in council worker attire, which produced a few laughs from the audience, along with Aaron, Tom, Nicho & Sa of the Mackay Cutters, Lauren and Josie from Channel 7, Dee from North Mackay Saints AFL and Sophie of Aspire Performing Arts. Clothing for the evening was supplied by P Comino & Sons, Lowes Menswear, Lorna Jane, Jeremiah Bullfrogs and Gypsy & the Bowerbird. Avoiding the runway and opting to MC the event instead was Tegan Philpott of ABC Tropical North radio.
A fashion event especially for the Mums & Bubs was on Wednesday morning and opened with the delightful talents of Miss Becky’s Balloons, followed by a fashion parade featuring ladies and children’s clothing by locally owned Jeremiah Bullfrogs, Lollypop Lane Kidswear, 98% Angelz and Wabi Sabi Designz.
The Wearable Art competition on Wednesday evening showcased Fashion Illustrations, Wearable Art, Original Textiles, Recycled Materials and Masks designed and were modelled by local school students. The winners of the competition are announced in the sidebar. A huge thank you to Anna Dutton for offering her time to judge the entrants and choose our winners.
The feature event of the Mackay Show was Courtyard Couture, a special VIP function on Thursday morning which included pre-event champagne and canapés followed by a parade of stunning bridal and special occasion gowns by Anna Dutton Couture.