The Fleece to Fashion Gala Awards will return in September 2021 and will be held in the iconic Deeargee Station Woolshed near Uralla, NSW.
Nestled in the rolling hills of the picturesque New England countryside, Deeargee Station is known for producing some of Australia's finest wool.
It is home to a unique, octagonally-shaped woolshed built in 1872 to replace an earlier shearing shed that had been destroyed by fire.
Fleece to Fashion chairman Lachlan Fulloon of Cressbrook Merinos Armidale said there is nothing quite like the Deeargee Woolshed - a real symbol of the longstanding, high-quality wool production in the New England - therefore making it a natural location for the 2021 Fleece to Fashion Gala Awards.
"We feel honoured to host our Gala Awards in such a unique venue that will authentically showcase in fullness what Fleece to Fashion is all about," Mr Fulloon said.
"The Deeargee Woolshed is still in use today, although not open to visitors or the general public.
"I wish to thank the Sutherland family, owners of Deeargee Station, for collaborating with us, as this will be an event like no other before."
The upcoming Awards will be held over the weekend of September 10-12, 2021 and will remain a premium, black tie affair, allowing guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit and absorb the latest wool fashion trends in one of the most historical woolsheds Australia has to offer.
Entries are now open for the 2021 Fleece to Fashion Awards for the following categories:
- Secondary School - 1920's Chanel theme
- Emerging Designer - (Tertiary students only)
- Sportswear - Olympic Games uniform
- Wearable Art - Disney theme
- Diversity in Wool - encouraging multicultural designer entries using wool
- Formal evening wear & suiting
- Bridal Wear
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"Fleece to Fashion invites everyone to celebrate the compelling story of Australian merino wool production and its esteemed presence within the top fashion and textile manufacturing capitals across the world," Mr Fulloon said.
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