CDU fashion students bloom for Daffodil Day 

Christine Spielmann and Jasmine Resulagic's winning outfits

Charles Darwin University (CDU) fashion students have been rewarded for their hard work with great results during this year's Daffodil Day fashion spectacular.

CDU fashion students featured prominently, taking top honors in categories including ‘Children’s Party Daffodils’, ‘Fun in the Sun Daffodils’ and ‘Glamorous Daffodils’.

Course coordinator fashion studies, Armida Monteith, said the work the students put in was exceptional and a true reflection of the great results.

“We have been doing Daffodil Day since 2002 and each year the students and their creations continue to get more imaginative as the trend has been to use fabric flowers more sparingly.

“The students have used a variety of variations in their design to either give the illusion of daffodils or accentuate particular garment features,” she said.

“The effort and hours the students have put in have been amazing and has been duly rewarded with wins in three categories.”

In the Children’s category the winner this year was certificate IV student Grace Graveson with a beautiful mid-length dress made in orange and yellow floral cotton reminiscent of daffodils.

The Fun in the Sun category was also won by a certificate IV student, Christine Spielmann. Christine made a striking string bikini swimsuit of yellow and green patched Lycra. To comply with Sun Smart she made a blue towelling poncho cover up that was embellished with a daffodil and machine embroidery detail.

The Glamorous Daffodils section was won by Jasmine Resulagic, a first year student. Jasmine used orange chiffon with a silver hail spot over an orange lining to make her strapless asymmetric evening dress. Daffodils have been used to trim the hem and décolletage of the dress.

Daffodil Day 2006 was held nation wide on Friday 25 August and is Australia’s flagship national event to support those affected by cancer.