Joy is Wonder Woman dressed in chocolate foil wrappers

Amanda Durham, or ‘Wonder Wahine’, was crowned the winner of the Cadbury Couture event in Dunedin, with her superhero ‘Wonder Women with a NZ twist’ outfit, crafted solely out of Cadbury chocolate foil wrappers.


The 2013 Cadbury Couture event, held last week at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, was a sold out show with over 200 people in attendance. Designers were invited to create wearable art to answer the question “What does Joy look like?” using foils from Cadbury chocolate.

Durham’s inspiration, she says, came from how busy New Zealand mums are, making them the country’s modern day super heroes.

The second place was taken by Bronwyn Simes, who spent over a week working on her “Electric Porcupine” design. Alice Perry’s “Queen of Roses” creation came in third place.

“It is really amazing to see people put so much time and effort into their creations. They didn’t just stick foil wrappers onto pieces of clothing – each designer made a huge effort to create complete outfits,” says guest judge Margi Robertson from Nom*D.

The annual show is a charitable event organized by Cadbury and the Zonta Club of Dunedin, with all proceeds going to Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women’s refuge.

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