AMNW Design Challenge: Take It Out Winner

Week four of the AMNW Design Challenge

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.

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