Fashion students bloom for Daffodil Day 


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 a number of categories and wowing audiences in the process.

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,’ she said.

‘The effort and hours the students have put in have been amazing and has been duly rewarded with wins in several categories.’

The winner of the fashion spectacular, Janice Shanahan, produced an evening gown in dark blue silk and an appliquéd shawl to go with it. The strapless gown featured beaded and appliquéd daffodils and a chenille trim, in matching colours, across the top and trailing down the right side of the garment.

Second place went to Gemma Hutton, who produced a currently stylish frock. The yellow cotton dress was high-waisted with an extended sleeve bodice with the hem gathered into a band to give a balloon effect. The dress also featured hand-embroidered silk ribbon daffodils.

Third place went to Jasmine Resulagic, who produced a yellow skirt and top as her entry. The satin hobble skirt featured daffodil-shaped petals around the waist. The fringed strapless top was in a slightly different shade of yellow to represent the depth of colour inside the daffodil cup.

The judges were so impressed with the standard and variety of entries they awarded a Highly Commended prize to Rachel Murphy for her three-piece child’s outfit.

The judges also made a Most Creative award to Lisa-Marie Vassilakoglou for her human daffodil. Lisa-Marie made a bright green full body suit, complete with mittens to cover the hands. She topped it with a papier-mache daffodil hat.