AMNW Design Challenge: Mix It Up Winner

This morning on AMNW the designers from The Art Institute of Portland came together with their models for a last minute fluffing, before heading to the judges. The challenge was to create a look that mixed 3 prints from Westminster using a McCall’s pattern. Fit, construction, design esthetics, use of materials and originality were the criteria used in judging.

Amy Sim was up first with her sundress. She changed the bodice, and neckline, added bindings and a little appliquéd capelet. She wanted to emphasize the motif because the prints were so gorgeous.

The next designer Germaine Barnard designed a 3 piece beachwear ensemble. A Celtic print short jacket over pleated shorts. The top featured a Celtic knotting feature in the back.

Lindsay Chapel’s model sported hippie style long pants in 1 large, and 1 small print. Add a turban head scarf with a short sleeve blouse and it’s ready for the runway.

Natalya Hebert designed a business chic structural dress. It was a dress but she made it into a skirt and shirt duo to pair with other apparel.

And the winner of the First Design Challenge is… Congratulations Amy Sim with her twirling sundress and capelet.



Mark Cesarik

January 28, 2012 at 5:31 AM

Love the jacket! Thanks so much for using my Calypso Swing print!!


Paula Chipman

January 28, 2012 at 10:29 AM

AMY AMY AMY!!! You rock girl!!!!