Designed by Cherry Bibler, Linda Lancaster, & Wanda Hecht and modeled by Sonja YoungerMetalized insulation creates this futuristic cape, but whispers from the past hide beneath in a fun, fringed dress made from pop-tabs. Listen for the jingle!
Designed by Rebecca Bartenetti and modeled by Eva GreerVHS tapes, straws, paper, paint, wire, beads, sequins and fabric create a look inspired by the importance of bees and their impact in Nature.
2017 Best Hair
Designed by paula pay la renta, and modeled Karyn StillwellThe Transitive Property of Equality states that if the wearable is personal, and the personal is political, then the wearable is political.
Designed by Judith Bird and modeled Ellie TaylorArtist-dyed multi-textured strips of colorful silk reveal the tiniest movements of the body when supported by garden bamboo. Includes plastic meshes and zip ties.
Designed by Crystal Taggart and modeled by Paris A G BurkenFolded newspaper forms a lush ballgown in this salute to the continuing effects of reading in our lives.
Designed by Nonie Gaines and modeled by Julie ReedInspired by Dale Chihuly, Nonie transforms PVC sheets and tubes, industrial freezer panels, plastic tableware and fabric with ink, paint, and dye to simulate blown glass.
Designed by Sarenia Fought and modeled by Kirsten GastonThis piece invokes our constant bombardment by advertising. Each ad is cut out, glued together, hand sewn to tulle, then ironed between plastic painter’ssheets.
Designed by Artist: Terra Holcomb and modeled by Maggie DayThousands of porcupine quills, glued together, create a second skin to protect the wearer from being grabbed by anyone, anywhere.
Designed by Teri Nomura and modeled by David FaberThis flashy biz-ness-man makes a narrow escape in his bold graphic waterproof raincoat, graffiti shirt, duct tape tie, wizard fedora and red briefcase. Close call!
Third Place 2017
Designed and modeled by student artist Nadia Fisch
This dress, inspired by Nadia’s love of reading, is made from pages of her own discarded childrens’ books, sewn to cloth blinds or woven.
Best Student 2017
Designed by Margie McDonald and modeled by Bonnie ObremskiPulled plastic fencing is tagged onto foam mat, then glued and sewn together. Tough, lightweight and easy to ship, think: 2018 WOW NZ.
Designed by Joyce Wilkerson and modeled by Dale FountainStylish, hip-length casual jacket with strong graphic elements woven into the peach bouclé fabric; made of rayon, tencel and cotton fibers with fossilized stone buttons.
Designed by Judith Bird and modeled by Beth Bradley
Contrasting shapes and shades of orange applied on a short, swing-back coat of merino-wool-silk, handwoven then felted. Surprise details inside!
Designed by Tamara Halligan and modeled by Jacob WadeScandinavian Art and Designer Raf Simonsinspired this ridiculously large sweater of handknit colorwork, in easily laundered acrylic.
Designed by Michelle Johnson and modeled by Jaclyn ConnorSilk, merino wool, and a sparkle or two are hand felted together to create a lightweight tunic dress.
Designed by Joyce Wilkerson and modeled by Catherine KirkhamFor lovers of green, this asymmetrically styled jacket features a shawl collar, patch pocket and handwoven chenille fabric.
Designed and modeled by Heather HicksA vest created from repurposed wool sweaters makes a bright collage with pockets and cutwork as playful elements. A crocheted wool flounce completes the tunic.
Designed by Janice Speck and modeled by Polly MacComberAn embellished boiled wool cape, re-fashioned from a jacket, with a re-purposed merino wool dress layered underneath.
Designed and modeled by Emillia NunnClean out the couch for bling, tear down the curtains for a cape, nothing can stop the determined debutante when it’s time to impress!