A garment inspired by humans' destruction of the natural environment took out the supreme award at this year's Wearable Creations event held at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa last weekend.
Organised by the CHB branch of the Business and Professional Women's network, the event attracted 47 entries from throughout the North Island tailored to fit this year's theme, Mother Nature.
Categories for adult entries ranged from Fantasia to South Pacific and Trash to Treasure and there was also a students' section that was well supported.
More than 300 people attended the event that showcased a wide array of creative endeavours, with the supreme award, and wool category section going to Debbie Hart of Waipawa with her piece titled Gaia's Grief.
Tamatea School's Jessica Grant won the supreme award in the students' category, as well as the Years 9 to 11 section with her piece Marakihau - Sea Taniwha of Aotearoa.
Lead organiser Rosemary Rendle said the event, which is now in its third year, was very successful with the standard of entries continuing to top that of previous years.
The money raised from the event is put towards second chance educational opportunities for local women.