AMNW Design Challenge: Make It Work Winner

Week three of the AMNW Design Challenge.

The four designers from the Art Institute of Portland came together this morning on AMNW to show off their creations. This week’s challenge was to create a look suitable for the office using Telio fabric and a McCall’s pattern.

Judges, Pati Palmer of Palmer Pletsch Publishing, Eden Dawn, Fashion Editor of Portland Monthly Magazine, and Johnny Schultz, Fashion Director of Q6 Modeling and Artist Management, were joined by guest judge Bryce Black, a graduate of The Art Institute of Design, and who appeared on season nine of Project Runway.

Scoring was based on fit, construction, design esthetics, use of materials, and originality.

Gerry Barnard chose to create a long pant, cut on the bias for a

long flowing look. The blouse was constructed from cotton lawn to which she added a handmade ruffled trim. A fashion suitable for any office experience.

Amy Sim presented a boucle dress and matching jacket. This ensemble was designed for an office to evening look.

Linsay Chappal created a textured knit top teamed with a pair of stretch sateen animal print pants, with attached suspenders.

Natalya Aber designed a poly print blouse with a long shirttail front and short back. She combined this with a solid stretch sateen cropped pant, and magenta tank.

The winner of this week’s Work Wear Challenge is, Gerry Barnard.

Gerry’s risk paid off by designing a fashion forward, figure flattering ensemble.

Congratulations Gerry!

Next week’s challenge is “Take It Out”. The designers will have one week to create a cocktail dress using a Vogue Pattern and Michael Miller fabrics.

The garments are on display at Fabric Depot.

Vote for your favorite designer. Go to AMNW to cast your vote.

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