DESIGNER Melissa Walmsley won the Wearable Art Mandurah People’s Choice Competition with It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.
Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation ran a Facebook competition throughout May encouraging people to vote for their favourite Wearable Art garment.
Those who voted went into a draw to win two tickets to the Wearable Art Mandurah showcase on Saturday, (one night’s accommodation at Seashells Mandurah for two and $250 worth of retail vouchers.
Walmsley, whose garment was in the avant garde category, said building a village was a significant part of parenthood.
She said every new mum needed to be surrounded by a village of friends, family and neighbours to support them through their new journey.
“A child grows from within the village, learning and experiencing new things from each person,’’ she said.