The Hastings Pak'nSave Edible Fashion Awards may become a national event, after Saturday night's sell-out at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds.

"For 2016, it is time for this event to push itself outside the region because it is a fantastic event," organiser Joanna Smith said.

The awards, in their seventh year, are primarily supported by local schools and businesses.

This year's winner of the Hastings Pak'nSave Designer of the Year Award - the supreme award - went to Monique Bartosh of Hastings, who also won the Cake Stuff Adult Designer Award.


In keeping with the Legends of the Silver Screen theme, she designed and wore a dress from the movie My Fair Lady to take out the titles.

Made out of plastic bags she had shredded and then knitted, it took three months to design and make, including some 10-hour days, the Toi Whakaari Costume Construction student said.

"I always wanted to do something with plastic bags and transform them," she said.

Entries must be made from edible items, imitation food or new and recycled food packaging.

The runner up for the Designer of the Year Award was Kate Rowland with Mad Hatter's Tea Party, also winning the M