Eco Fashion Show

EcoFashion Show 2017

2017 Green is the New Black Eco Fashion Show

This popular event has kicked off NAU’s Earth Week for the last four years, and is returning this spring! The purpose of this event is to show that being sustainable does not have to be all doom and gloom, sacrifice or inconvenience. Not everyone can or will want to design clothing, but we all have the ability to be creative and think about new ways to reuse and transform items that may typically be considered waste. 

Please enjoy pictures and videos from the previous years. Make sure to check out Facebook page for even more pictures and information from the shows.

When: Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ashurst Auditorium

Questions: Please contact Angel Huggins

Who May Enter
Anyone with creative inspiration! You may participate as an individual or in teams (No more than 3 – 4 people on a team).  
Guidelines and Categories

All outfits will be judged based on creativity, craftsmanship, environmental consciousness, and presentation.  In addition to the judged categories, the audience will have the opportunity to vote for Audience Choice Awards for Best Design, Best Styling and Best Model. 

Original Design Categories :  The first 10 entries will be accepted 

Designing Guidelines: 

  • Outfit must be at least 75% reclaimed/reused, recycled, or natural/organic materials
    • Must submit list of materials used at design review
    • Must be held together by adhesives or tape, staples, or thread
  • No profanity or discriminatory messages on outfit or models
  • No nudity or partial nudity; bare midriff okay
  • Budget of $5 for sewing supplies and embellishments (must submit receipts)

Judging Criteria:

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories.

  • Most Creative Use of Materials:  Almost all materials were used in a creative way to repurpose and transform the original materials; unique and unexpected items were repurposed for use in the design.
  • Best Original Design:  Creativity demonstrated in overall design idea and execution.  Finished design looks vastly different from original materials used.

Styling Categories: The first 10 entries will be accepted

All outfits will be judged in the runway show with winners selected based on their creativity, styling, and presentation. Participants must incorporate our t-shirt reuse guidelines and create a head to toe look on a budget. Participants may use any thrift or resale shops of their choice, but use of local Flagstaff stores is strongly encouraged.

T-Shirt Redesign

  • Participants have a budget of $10 for the shirt and any sewing supplies or embellishments needed for their design project. Participants may use their own t-shirt or use the $10 budget to purchase a t-shirt from a thrift store. 
  • Participants must submit receipts for any purchases at Design Review.
  • Although this about the t-shirt, points will be awarded for a “head to toe” cohesive, stylish, and wearable ensemble.
  • Bottoms should be neutral: white, black, denim, etc.
  • May wear own shoes. The outfit, including accessories, must consist of previously owned items or not exceed the $10 budget. May use “found” or donated items.
  • An outfit list must be provided that describes what was purchased, found, and previously owned. 
  • No nudity or partial nudity; bare midriff okay. 
  • No profanity or discriminatory messages on outfit or models
  • At the Orientation meeting, participants will randomly select a theme and design a t-shirt for a specific outfit purpose. 
  • Categories include: 
    • First day of school
    • Beach day
    • Professional dress
    • Lumberjack spirit
    • A night out 
  • Must provide a “Before” picture that clearly shows the unaltered shirt. Picture must be approved before any changes are made to the shirt.
  • T-shirts can be transformed using cutting, sewing, or tailoring of any sort.
    • All cut edges and rows of stitching must have a neat, finished look. You are encouraged to hand stitch the T-shirt. 
    • If you have access to a sewing machine you may use it.
    • Coordinators will be holding work-day sessions to show participants basic hand sewing techniques. 
  • T-shirts must contain at least three modifications of some sort.
    • Example of modifications include: cuts, removing sleeves, adding writing, embellishments, sewing, etc.
    • T-shirt must appear to have been modified someway.
  • Participants are encouraged to use ideas from Pinterest, Tumblr, Etsy, etc. Here is a link with ideas to get you started. 
Attend an Interest Session

We will be holding two interest sessions. You are not required to attend one, but it might be helpful to learn more about the process and ask questions before submitting your design application. Past designers and stylists will be available to talk about the experience as well.

Meeting Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 pm in University Union Oak Creek
  • Friday, February 10, 3 pm, in University Union Oak Creek
Deadline for Application

We ask that you complete a brief application to provide us with your contact information and to preference your categories of interest. We will make every effort to give you your first choice, but categories will be assigned based on the date applications are received. 

  • Monday, February 13 at 11:59 p.m.
Important Dates for Designers and Stylists

Designers and Stylists, please note that you and/or your model must be available to attend the following meetings as directed.  All meetings are required for participation in the final show. 

Milestone 1: Designer and Stylist Orientation Meeting (Designers and Stylists only)

This meeting will provided important information about the timeline, milestones, and provide an opportunity to ask questions and to meet the organizers who will be working with you throughout the semester.  

  • Friday February 17, 5 p.m.
    • Location to be determined
  • Please consult the campus map if you are uncertain of this location
Milestone 2: Design Review (Designer/Stylist Required; Model Optional):

The intent of these meetings is to ensure that progress is being made as well as provide feedback and suggestions to help designers and stylists with their final preparations. Participants will sign up for a 15 minute consultation. With about two weeks until show time, substantial progress on designs is expected.  Minimally, designers must bring a sketch and all their materials. Stylists should bring their outfit, but all alterations and modifications do not need to be completed. 

 

  • Tuesday, March 28, 4 – 7 pm
  • Wednesday, March 29, 4 – 7 pm
  • Friday, March 31, 4 – 7 pm
    • Locations to be determined
  • A Google Document also will be sent out for you to self-schedule
  • Materials List and Receipts Due

 

Milestone 3: Submit Designer/Stylist Bio and Fact Sheet

Due: Friday, March 31

Milestone 4: Runway Training (Model required; Designer/Stylist optional, but encouraged)

  • Dates, times and locations for Runway Training
    • TBD
  • A Google document will be sent out for your model to self-schedule

Milestone 5: Dress Rehearsal and Runway Show (Models, Designers and Stylists)

Designers, stylists, and models should arrive between 11:30 and 12:30 to prep for dress rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal starts at 1 pm – models should be wearing runway outfit and shoes, but do not need to have make up and hair complete.

  • Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Ashurst Auditorium
  • Models should be dressed and ready by 1 p.m.

Past Eco Fashion Shows

2016 Eco Fashion Show

Another successful year showcasing the talent of our student designers in creating stylish thrifted looks and original designs made out of at least 75% reclaimed, reused, recycled, or organic materials.

Read more about the winners!

2015 Eco Fashion Show

Another successful year showcasing the talent of our student designers in creating stylish thrifted looks and original designs made out of at least 75% reclaimed, reused, recycled, or organic materials.

Click here to see the winners. 

2014 Eco Fashion Show

For the 2014 show, we continued the Original Design categories. Again, designers were given the challenge of creating outfits made out of at least 75% reclaimed, reused, recycled, or organic materials. They were allowed a $5 budget for supplies to make their outfits. We added new “Second Hand Stylings” categories this year. The stylists were given a $20 budget and were only allowed to shop at thrift stores. For the Make It Work Challenge, participants had to select and incorporate two thrifted items out of a collection picked out by the planning committee.

Click here to see the winners. 

2013 Eco Fashion Show
The designers were given the challenge of creating outfits made out of at least 75% reclaimed, reused, recycled, or organic materials. They were allowed a $5 budget for supplies to make their outfits.

Click here to see the winners from the first Eco Fashion Show.