The 2nd Annual Project Earth Day Student Eco-Fashion Show is coming up on April 24 here in NYC, and Inhabitat will be there scouting the runway for future eco-fashion stars and sustainable style innovators! We will cover both the Project Earth Day Eco-Fashion Show as well as the student competition, and we are totally psyched to report on ‘just how green’ this year’s student line up will be. Last year’s runway show featured a dazzling line up of future-forward creations, and the 2008 competition is bound to up the ante on new and improved ways to advance green design and couture.
Project Earth Day 2008 will again be held at the environmentally sleek Teknion showroom and will be organized by Emerging Green Builders of New York (EGBNY) and the local chapter of USGBC with a still to be announced list of co-sponsors. Organizers are looking for fresh talent to explore the theme of ‘how green are you?’ as well as the concept of how the built (green) environment inspires cutting-edge eco-fashion design. Designs chosen for the runway presentation will be judged based on the designer’s aesthetic sensibility, the execution of design, and the clever incorporation of one or more ecological design principles.
Each winning design will make its eco-fashion debut on the Project Earth Day catwalk by a professional model. The student designers and the judging panel will be given the opportunity to discuss the winning designs with the media after the fashion show in a press conference.
The event’s green prizes are as follows:
First Place $1500, a profile of you and your design in a major publication, and a gift bag from event sponsors
Second Place $750, a Teknion Contessa Chair, and a gift bag from event sponsors
Third Place $350 and a gift bag from event sponsors
Honorable Mention (2 recipients) $50 and a gift bag from event sponsors
Though the submission deadline of March 14th, 2008 has already passed, we encourage you to visit Project Earth Day’s official website to see how you might become involved. Stay tuned for more coverage from Inhabitat’s Sustainable Style team!