Fashion with a difference......
The Ag Artwear Competition has become a popular feature at Agfest. Garments are made by recycling farm yard junk into wearable art forms. Emphasis is on garments that are totally made from items found on farms, with no pre-made items allowed.
The annual creative Ag Artwear Competition moved to the cloud in 2020 with the public deciding the winner by a public vote. The winner took home a $100 cash prize and a Rural Youth Tasmania Merchandise pack. The 2020 Winner is: Molly Carter from Don College. Details of her creative masterpiece below:
Hessian Bags, Dried Heirloom Corn Kernels, Dried Dwarf Beans, Shredded Corn Husks, Corn Silk Tassels, Gourd and Silage Plastic Wrap.
Designers inspiration for the garment reflects the variety of local crops and their unlimited creative potential. The multi coloured heirloom corn kernels inspired the designer to embellish the dress to imitate beading. The designer also used dried corn cobs, sliced thinly to add interest. The shoulder decoration is a combination of arranged dried drawn beans, shredded corn husks, corn silk and a gourd. To add glamour, silage wrap was used to create a train.