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PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: Student Fashion Competition

by , 04/27/08

Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Inhabitat photography, Abigail Doan photography, eco fashion, Green Project Runway

The annual Project Earth Day Student Fashion Competition was held this past Thursday as part of the Project Earth Day fashion event, and featured an impressive mix of young designers from schools such as Parsons, Pratt Institute, Colorado State and Savannah College of Art & Design. Given that many of these students are interning with both eco-label designers as well as conventional fashion houses, we are optimistic that the future of sustainable style looks impressively strong as the next generation of students coming out of design programs seems geared up to truly make a difference in an industry and a commercial sector that is increasingly becoming aware of the importance of going green for good!


Student Fashion Competition Judges:  Jill Fehrenbacher, Tracy Backus, Janie L. JamesCompetition Judges: Jill Fehrenbacher (Inhabitat), Tracy Backus (Teknion), Janie L James (The Moderns)

Our very own Jill Fehrenbacher was one of the five judges for the event along with Janie L. James (The Moderns), Summer Rayne Oakes (Eco-fashion activist), Sass Brown (Professor at FIT), and Tracy Backus (Teknion).

Student Fashion Competition Judges: Summer Rayne Oakes & Sass BrownCompetition Judges: Summer Rayne Oakes (Eco-fashion model and activist), Sass Brown (Professor at FIT)

Project Earth Day Organizer Molly Garretson, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Inhabitat photography, Jill Fehrenbacher photography, eco fashion, Green Project Runway

AND THE WINNERS ARE….

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Amira Marion (Parsons)
Amira Marion, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Inhabitat photography, eco fashion, Green Project Runway

Amira Marion, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Inhabitat photography, Jill Fehrenbacher photography, eco fashion, Green Project RunwayWe loved Amira’s cute and cozy autumnal style – featuring lots of mittens, earmuffs, leggings and anoraks. Looking at her designs makes us yearn for crisp fall days again, so that we can get earmuffing! For her winning designs, Amira received $1500, a profile in Cosmopolitan magazine, and a fabulous Inhabitat gift bag full of goodies.

Second Place Winner: Maritza Romo de Fusco (Parsons)

Maritza Romo de Fusco, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Inhabitat photography, Abigail Doan photography, eco fashion, Green Project RunwayThis glamorous and avant-garde look was impressive – in both its innovation and technical construction. Maritza received $750, a Teknion Contessa Chair, and a gift bag from event sponsors.

Third Place Winner: Judy Lee (Parsons)

Judy Lee Dress, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Inhabitat photography, Jill Fehrenbacher photography, eco fashion, Green Project RunwayJudy Lee caught our eye with her bright, bold, geometric (yet surprisingly wearable) constructions.
Judy received $350 and a gift bag from event sponsors.

Honorable Mentions included Ashley Newsome and Daphne Woo….each of these designers received $50 each and a gift bag from event sponsors.

Daphne Woo, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Sarah Jakubazs photography, eco fashion, Green Project RunwayDaphne Woo dress – photo from Sarah Jakubazs

Ashley Newsome, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Sarah Jakubazs photography, eco fashion, Green Project RunwayAshley Newsome’s green dress – photo from Sarah Jakubazs

Congratulations to this year’s competition winners and ALL of the talented designers who presented their amazingly creative and bold designs on the green fashion runway. We look forward to seeing more inspiring work from all of you and keep up the sustainable design goodness!

+ Project Earth Day
+ Project Earth Day Student Competition
+ Project Earth Day Inhabitat photos on flickr
+ Project Earth Day Student Competition 2007

Sarah JakubaszIvy Higa ensemble – photography by Sarah Jakubasz

Red Knit Dress by Cynthia McMullen, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Inhabitat photography, Jill Fehrenbacher photography, eco fashion, Green Project RunwayRed Knit Dress by Cynthia McMullen

Project Earth Day Student Competition - Daphne Woo DressDaphne Woo – Parsons

Rhiannon Taylor, Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2008, Green Fashion, Eco Fashion, Sustainable Style, Organic Fashion, Inhabitat photography, Jill Fehrenbacher photography, eco fashion, Green Project RunwayRhiannon Tayler Dress

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  1. a crafster April 28, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    soo cool! I love the third place winner. That outfit is fantastic. I think I might create a rip off of that just for me..

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