Eco Fashion Show

EcoFashionShow

2014 Green is the New Black Eco Fashion Show

When: Monday, April 21, 7pm

Where: DuBois Ballroom 

Questions:  Please contact Audra House or Victor Salazar  

Who May Enter?
Anyone with creative inspiration! May participate as an individual or in teams (No more than three 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 and Best Model.

Winning looks will be displayed on the 2nd floor of the Communication School through the end of the semester. Check back for updates on what the other prizes will be.

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.
Second Hand Stylings Catergories: The first 5 entries in each category will be accepted

All outfits will be judged based on their creativity, styling, and presentation. Participants must create head to toe looks using thrifted items on a budget. Participants may use any thrift or resale shops of their choice, but use of local Flagstaff stores is strongly encouraged. 

Judging Criteria:

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories.

  • Best Overall Styling: Best head to toe use of clothing and accessories within thrift store budget
    • Participants will have a $20 budget (must submit receipts)  
    • May wear own shoes. May also use one previously owned or borrowed accessory (scarves, hats, jewelry, belts, handbags, etc.). May use “found objects” to create accessories
      • Outfit list must clarify what is new, found, and previously owned  
    • Items may be modified and transformed. Participants are encouraged to use personal  supplies, found objects, or borrow what is needed for modifying items, but have a $5 budget for items such as sewing supplies or embellishments (must submit receipts)
    • No profanity or discriminatory  messages on outfit or models
    • No nudity or partial nudity; bare midriff okay 
  • The Make It Work Challenge: At the Orientation, participants will be given a thrifted item selected by the planning committee and will have to incorporate it into a head to toe look. 
    • Must have a “Before” picture with thrifted item
    • Participants will have a $15 budget (must submit receipts)
    • May wear own shoes.  May use one previously owned or borrowed accessory (scarves, hats, jewelry, belts, handbags, etc.). May use “found objects” to create accessories
      • Outfit list must clarify what is new, found, and previously owned    
    • Items may be modified and transformed. Participants are encouraged to use personal  supplies, found objects, or borrow what is needed for modifying items, but have a $5 budget for items such as sewing supplies or embellishments (must submit receipts)
    • No profanity or discriminatory  messages on outfit or models
    • No nudity or partial nudity; bare midriff okay

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. 

  • The deadline for application was Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5pm

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. 

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 21, 3pm
  • North Hall (Housing and Residence Life office), room 266

Outfit 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 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.

  • Wednesday, April 2, 6-8 pm, duBois Center, Meadows; Thursday, April 3, 6-8 pm, duBois Center, Agassiz; Friday, April 4, 3-5 pm, University Union, Havasupai C
  • Materials List and Receipts Due
  • Fact Sheet Due

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

  • Monday April 14, 6 – 8 pm, University Union, Sycamore; Tuesday, April 15, 3 – 5 pm, University Union, Havasupai C; Wednesday, April 16, 7 – 9 pm, duBois Center, Meadows
  • Locations TBD

Runway Dress Rehearsal (Models, Designers, and Stylists)

  • Monday, April 21, 4pm
  • Dubois Ball Room

Runway Show (Models, Designers, and Stylists)

  • Monday, April 21, 6 – 9pm
  • Dubois Ball Room