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Student named top 10 in wearable arts comp

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Liam Gore’s wondrous top 10 creation.

A Pakuranga College student was named as a top 10 finalist at the Toi wearable arts competition.

The college had nine students take part in developing five pieces of wearable art, four of which were recognised in the Auckland regional competition that took place in early July.

They are Joy Pfister for Inventive Materials: the Kelpie, Liam Gore for Storytelling: Miyamoto Musashi, Saralee van Wyk, Luca Newton and Amy Ye for Garment Construction: Apotheosis, and Finlay Newton and Emily Muir for Garment Construction: the Raven.

After the regional competition, Pakuranga College was named as one of the only seven schools selected to compete in the Toi national finals.

On July 29, student designers from around the country showed off their life-like creations at the ShowQuest coordinated event, including Year 10 pupil Liam Gore who was representing his school with his piece Miyamoto Musashi.

He beat out 100 other wearable arts creations submitted to finish in the top 10. He took home a prize pack that included a Bernina sewing machine.

For his inspiration for his outfit, Liam said: “I think samurais are cool, so I decided early on that I would create a design based on that look, which fit the Myths and Legends category very well.

“In the end, it took me about four or five weeks to create. Over all it was lots of fun, I’ve already thought of a few ideas for next year.”

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