Locals on parade at Woolorama
Wagin Woolorama’s fashion parade will feature home talent for the first time this year, recruiting 10 locals for the runway.
Fashion parade steward Emma Kirk said she wanted to incorporate the theme of this year’s Woolorama into the parade.
“To incorporate the theme, this year being youth, vitality and innovation, that was a great opportunity to link in with our local girls, being a community show in the first place,” she said.
Eight Wagin Netball Club players and two local men will take to the catwalk at Woolorama.
“The sporting groups play a huge role in the town — the girls there (Wagin Netball Club) people already know,” Ms Kirk said.
“It encapsulates the Wagin Woolorama. Why not have Wagin people part of every aspect of the show?” The Wagin locals will be sharing the runway with professional models, showcasing eight collections from brands such as Lake Grace’s Sand and Salt and the Williams Woolshed.
Local children will also be involved with the parade, showing off items from WA’s Scanlan Collective, a wool-based clothing brand.
“Our customer base are wool- growers; we see joining Woolorama as an opportunity of differentiating ourselves from the competition and seeing wool become more than just an export,” a Scanlan Collective spokesman said.
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