The final AMNW Design Challenge aired this morning. The designers, Gerry Barnard, Lindsay Chapel, Natalya Hebert, and Amy Sim were asked to “Push the Boundaries”.
The challenge was to create an avant-garde look using Robert Kaufman Fabrics and a commercial pattern of their choice, or one of their own design.
The judges were Pati Palmer, owner of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, Eden Dawn, Fashion Editor of Portland Monthly Magazine, and Jonny Schultz, Fashion Director of Q6 Model and Artist Management. The guest judge was Evie Ashworth, the Design Director for the Retail Division of Robert Kaufman Fabrics. For this challenge, the designers will receive double the point value. It has been a close contest and anyone could win.
Lindsay created a garment that made a personal statement. “A little bit spiky, intimidating and scary, but still fun and sparkly.” Her little black dress was adorned with spike shaped epaulets, and on the bodice, a glittered insert, and hot-fix rhinestones. Nail-head trim and three strands of a fine black chain completed her creation.
Gerry’s concept was “Destination Wedding on the Moon”. A long white dress with hip detail was covered by a silver cape made with Texture Magic, which gave it a puckered look.
Natalya put a semi-sheer, long, flowing black skirt over a red mini-dress with a plunging neckline and winged feathery epaulets.
Amy used Mardi gras as her inspiration. She created a hooded kimono cape, with a feather boa from hood to waistline closure. The cape was over a bandeau top, and hot pants with a sequined lace overlay panel. Amy accessorized her look with fingerless gloves fashioned out of sequined lace, an embellished mask, and a choker with faux gems.
On Monday February 27th, the judges will reveal the winner of the AMNW Design Challenge. The top prize is valued at $4500, which includes a sewing vacation with Pati Palmer. Over the five weeks, the judges have been impressed by the designer’s creativity and ability to meet the weekly challenges.
Be sure to go to AMNW and vote for your favorite designer.
The winner of the popular vote will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to Fabric Depot, and a $100 gift certificate to Montavilla Sewing Centers.
All the designer’s creations will be on display at Fabric Depot
It’s the final week of the AMNW Design Challenge. Four talented fashion designers from the Art Institute of Portland are going head to head for the chance to win top prizes valued at $4500.
The final challenge is called “Push the Boundaries”. Each designer must create an Avant-garde look using fabrics by Robert Kaufman. The designers Natalya Hebert, Gerry Barnard, Amy Sim, and Lindsay Chapel can use any commercial brand pattern or use their own design.
Last Friday, the designers went to Fabric Depot, where they had 90 minutes (and a budget of $175) to formulate their design and select their fabrics and supplies. The choices the designers made were exciting and should inspire them to reach for that next level of fashion excellence!
On Friday, February 24th , the designers will present their Avant-garde fashions on AMNW. It is anyone’s race to win. The final challenge will be worth twice the point value as earned in prior weeks. The AMNW Design Challenge results will be announced on Monday, February 27th.
Be sure to log on to KATU.com to cast a vote for your favorite designer.
All Design Challenge garments are on display at Fabric Depot. Come by and take a look!
The designers from the Art Institute of Portland have once again brought their creative fashion designs to the competition. The challenge this week was “Take It Out”. The designers were to create a cocktail dress using Michael Miller fabrics and a Vogue pattern.
The judges, Pati Palmer, owner of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, Eden Dawn, Fashion Editor Portland Monthly Magazine, and Jonny Schultz, Fashion Director of Q6 Model and Artist Management, were joined by guest judge Kathy Miller, co-owner of Michael Miller Fabrics.
The scoring was based on fit, construction, design esthetics, use of materials, and originality. It has become a close competition.
Natalya Hebert created a fit and flare fifties fashion in gold and black.
Lindsay Chapel created a belted purple cocktail dress in a simple silhouette with hot fix stones around the neckline, and metallic fringe at the hem.
Amy Sim designed a clean and classic dress with a gold belt at the waist. A narrow T-strap adorned the back.
Gerry Barnard created a bias woven front polka-dot cocktail dress with an orange belt.
It was difficult for the judges to pick a winner. Natalya earned the highest score.
Great job Natalya!
Next week’s final challenge is called “Push the Boundaries”. The designers must create an avant-garde look using Robert Kaufman fabrics. They will have a budget of $175 and ninety minutes to choose their fabrics and supplies. They can use any pattern company or their own original design.
Be part of the fun and go to AMNW to vote for your favorite designer. The winner of the popular vote will win a prize of a $100 gift certificate to Fabric Depot, and a $100 gift
Certificate to Montavilla Sewing Centers. All garments will be on display at Fabric Depot.
The KATU Design Challenge is now in it’s fourth exciting week!
This morning Pati Palmer, of Palmer Pletsch Publishing, met with AMNW host Helen Raptis, to recap the results of last week’s “Take It To Work” contest, and to reveal the details of this week’s challenge. Last week’s challenge was to create a work wear ensemble using a McCall’s pattern and Telio fabrics. The talented designers, Gerry Barnard, Amy Sim, Natalya Hebert, and Lindsay Chapal from the Art Institute Of Portland, brought four distinctly different fashions to the contest.
Gerry’s design was a beautiful blouse and pant outfit. The pants were cut on the bias, which gave them a flared elegance. The top was a cotton lawn print with handmade ruffled trim.
Amy’s creation was a boucle dress and jacket that would go from a day at the office to an evening event.
Lindsay’s outfit was perfectly suited for a younger office associate. It featured stretch sateen animal print pants, with attached suspenders and paired with a textured knit top.
Natalya created a poly print blouse with a reversed shirttail over a magenta tank.
A pair of stretch sateen cropped pants finished off the look.
The winner of “Make It Work” was Gerry Barnard.
This week’s challenge is called “Take It Out”. The designer’s will be creating a cocktail dress using Michael Miller fabrics, a Vogue pattern and have a budget of $125.00.
Michael Miller specializes in high quality cottons, and is always a trendsetter in the market place.
The next judging event is on Friday February 17th and should be spectacular! Kathy Miller of Michael Miller Fabrics will be this week’s guest judge. It will be interesting to hear what Kathy has to say about the fashions made from her fabrics.