Elders Riverina Sheep Expo fashion show marks the importance of wool.CASS SAVELLIS August 20, 2014 3:50am
Wonders of Wool models Kelsey Geldenhuys, Lucy Rourke, Sophie Conallin, Eliza Conallin, Sophie Beehag, Monique Harrington and Ashleigh Geldenhuys at the Peppin Heritage Centre.
Elders Riverina Sheep Expo guests were dazzled by the Wonders of Wool fashion show on Friday.
Hundreds of guests crammed into the lush surrounds of Deniliquin’s Peppin Heritage Centre in George St for the now-annual show, where local models strutted down the wooden runway flaunting a variety of woollen garments from all eras and for all occasions.
There were casual ensembles, work-wear and evening gowns from local designers Jo Nathan, Jane Frazer and Mary Allitt.
Splashes of red, pink, green and purple showed the audience just how versatile wool can be for the fashion industry.
A highlight was Ms Frazer’s red full-length gown, which was worn by Miss World Australia 2013 at the Australian Wool Fashion Awards in Bendigo last month.
Friday’s show also featured pieces donated to the Peppin Heritage Centre over many years and ensembles sent from Australian Wool Innovation in Sydney, including renowned labels Alex Perry and Ellery.
Mrs Nathan, who has her own fashion label, woolliwoolli, said people seemed to really love the show.
‘‘While the expo is all about the sheep, it’s also really nice to see the end product,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s great to have garments come down from Sydney and be able to showcase different fabric techniques used in wool.
‘‘The show adds a whole different level of interest to the expo.’’
■ More Elders Riverina Sheep Expo coverage on page 4 today.
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