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Fashion Design State Finalist

Year 11 Aldridge student, Ella Webb, could well be the next Collette Dinnigin, after being awarded an honourable mention as one of three Queensland finalists in the Wool4Skool® design challenge.
This year’s challenge, run by the world’s best known textile brand, Woolmark, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, was to design an outfit inspired by the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s or current era using Australian Merino wool.
Due to the time constraints of the curriculum, Aldridge students had only two weeks to develop a mood board of their chosen era; create a suitable design; complete a fashion design drawing and a technical drawing and write a supporting creative statement.
Ella said that she would have loved to have won first prize which included a one week internship with Australian label Camilla and Marc.  However, she is very happy with her placing which will stand her in good stead to follow her dream.  The talented Home Economics and Art student intends to study fashion design when she finishes Year 12.
Home Economics teacher, Tammy Davis said, “I am very proud of the great effort and inspiring creations of all six students involved.  Our school as a group combined to be one of 26 schools nationwide to receive an honourable mention. “
The Woolmark brand, established in 1964, is owned by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), a not-for-profit company owned by more than 27,000 Australian woolgrowers.