Models have been fitted with several hundred garments as preparations start for the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards in Gore.

Awards convenor Wade Paterson said designers' garments arrived on Wednesday from Invercargill Courier Post and the wardrobe team began unpacking them on Thursday and Friday.

There were more than 335 garments from 241 entrants across seven sections.

The majority of the show's models were fitted on Saturday and Sunday.

Models have been fitted with several hundred garments as preparations start for the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards in Gore.

Awards convenor Wade Paterson said designers' garments arrived on Wednesday from Invercargill Courier Post and the wardrobe team began unpacking them on Thursday and Friday.

There were more than 335 garments from 241 entrants across seven sections.

The majority of the show's models were fitted on Saturday and Sunday.

There were some items that still needed to be fitted, mostly in the male section, because the models were unavailable, he said.

It was a busy weekend for the wardrobe team, who catalogued each item into the respective sections and added reference numbers for cross referencing on the data base and for the event's programme.

"It was a big job, but the progress has been pretty good so far," Paterson said.

Each garment needed to be built to a certain standard, making sure it could be put on and taken off in a hurry, he said.

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