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 YMCA and Raise Up’s youth fashion show Walk The Line 2014 started the Saturday morning of NZ Fashion weekend with a bang. The show commenced at 11am, although most Raise Up Crew Members started their day at Viaduct Events centre closer to 7am on August 30th. 

50 secondary school students from across New Zealand had the opportunity to showcase their talents on a professional platform, after weeks of preparation designing and sewing their garments, and rehearsing for the show. 

Each garment was entered by its designer into one of five categories: Canon Wonderland, Beatnik Recyclable, Auckland Council Cultural, Revlon High Fashion or BNZ Open Design. Models’ makeup was executed beautifully by Samala Robinson Academy students, and Premier Hairdressing Academy was in charge of hair so that each garment was complimented with a look inspired by the category to which it belonged.

This event's most interesting fact is the youth involvement. The Raise up crew planned and executed the entire event right down to calling the show. The crowd were treated to great performances by the Glenfield College Bollywood troupe and the IDENTITY dance crew. Students from Hato Petera college introduced the cultural category with a spine-tingling haka.

Walk the Line was a huge success, with a great line up of sponsors and an almost sell-out crowd. Danielle Lagos; Cleo Editor, Sacha Young; editor of Coup de Main and Serena Fagence; fashion designer and stylist had the tough job of picking five winners from all of the incredible designs, but in the end the winners were: Jacqueline Yeung of Canon Wonderland, Whitney Henton of Beatnik Recyclable, Sirimon Boonprasit of Auckland Council Cultural, Elspeth Carroll of BNZ Open Design, and Taylor MacDonald of the Revlon High Fashion category took out the title of NZ Fashion week’s top young designer.

A huge thanks to all our sponsors, the Raise up Crew and the YMCA staff who were involved; in particular Claire Beard, Niamh Wingate, Jaime Nuku, Kev Carter and Nick Douche. 

by Channel Magazine