Paper, yarn, straws, and x-ray prints were just some of the materials that featured in Wearable Arts Mandurah this year.
More than 50 handcrafted finalist garments have been lovingly created over the course of the year-long competition program, with the materials used limited only by the artist's imagination.
This year, the awards night showcased the garments in all their wonder with a catwalk performance across the oval at David Grays Arena in a never-before-seen wearable art event.
The categories on show over the weekend included Paper, Black and White, Migration, Avant Garde, Tertiary and Youth.
Wearable Arts judge and sponsor Gillian Peebles, who had been involved in the competition since its conception, said the works got more impressive every year.
"I've been involved in Wearable Arts for a long time and the works never cease to amaze me."
This was the first time paper was a category with entrants having to create pieces that used 90 per cent paper.
First-time Wearable Arts Mandurah entrant Shaun vandenBerg took out the paper category with an impressive piece that took him two months to create.
"I was inspired because I used to teach art as a subject at high school level for 12 years - I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and do something different," he said.
"I came up with the idea to enter the paper category because I make art and I use paper a lot as a textural part of my work.
"I challenged myself to make it out of complete paper so it's 100 per cent paper."
The beautiful piece called, AerdrieFaenya, is made out of crate paper cut into little strips and then spun in Mr vandenBerg's fingers. As the paper hardened it formed the rigid shape.
"I'm really surprised and ecstatic that I won," Mr vandenBerg said.
"There are all these amazing entries that are all incredibly different so it's quite cool to win."
At Saturday night's showcase, the winners of the Designer Awards were announced. The winners are:
- Artist of the Year: Margarete Palz for 'Oscillating Curves'
- Paper Category: Shaun Vandenburg for 'Aerdrie Faenya'
- Black and White Category: Alana Grant, Ruby Vale and Aysha Vale for 'New Again, Full Circle'
- Migration Category: Stephanie Munro for 'The Red Army'
- Avant Garde Category: Gwendydd Fox for 'Gilded Cage'
- Tertiary Category: Cat Shepherd for 'Crossing the Line'
- Youth 12 years and Under Category: Zahara Dos Santos for 'Love of Dolls'
- Youth 13-18 years Category: Makayla Parr for 'ATAR Stressball'
- Tertiary Pairing Category: Maria Dumitrescu and Emily Pedlow for 'Metamorphosis' and 'Aerial Migration'
- International Award: Oana Maria Rosca for 'White Rainbow'
- Creative Reuse Award: Renate Jamieson for 'Bodies of Water'
- First-time Entrant: Maddy Constable for 'The Beauty of Ningaloo'
- Taftainc Award: Philomena Hali and Monica Goodall for 'Menos'
If you didn't make it to the awards night you can head to MPAC to see the paper entries until November 27. The annual Wearable Art Mandurah exhibition will also be at CASM from February 18 to April 10, 2022.