The Darnell Collection showcases Four Natural Fibres at the Sydney Royal Easter Show: Cotton, Wool, Mohair and Alpaca

Over a two week period I presented 42 catwalk parades and worked with 179 people, many of whom were students from top Sydney fashion and Hair and Beauty schools including Karl Von Bussen and TAFE St. George, Ultimo and Mt. Druitt. Models also came from Blue Mountains Grammar School.

Over three hundred vintage outfits from the collection hung on racks waiting to be chosen each day to celebrate the four fabulous natural fibres. 

Vintage clothes are such wonderful story tellers and, when worn on the catwalk, bring the history of fashion to life. The stars of the show were the natural fibres themselves: cotton, wool, mohair and alpaca. Our venue was the Natural Fibre Pavilion where over 10,000 visitors watched our catwalk parades and presentations. What a fantastic experience!

Thank you to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW for the opportunity


Behind the scene with TAFE Mt. Druitt

2 minutes until the parade begins!
Day one. Beau, Brittany and Rhiannon

Day 4: my formidable team

32 hair and beauty students AND a film crew in our small space

TAFE Hair and Beauty Mt. Druitt

Super suave. Rocking cotton and vintage hats

A work of art!

Day 9 with Michelle Michaelson and her beauty team pose with the models.

Anais and Lisa looking extra glamorous

Easter Sunday

Blue Mountains Grammar School models

Easter Monday

A bevy of beauties

39 parades done and dusted!

Last day - how sad!

Super models