These fashion designers were all asked to step out of the box conceptually and have fun with the challenge. Their look should represent them as designers and showcase their creativity. They were asked to do more than just use the shirts as fabric. At least one original detail from the original garments used should be incorporated in their final design.
Here is a brief introduction to the next four designers. Alex S. Yu, Francesca Phipps, Jessie Liu, Sacha Cooper and Tieler James were covered in Press Release Part 1 - HERE. Aloke Kumar Singh, Camila Castillo, Lesley Hampton & Sam Stringer were covered in Press Release Part 2 - HERE. The rest of the designers will be covered in upcoming posts so please check back.
To read about my the journey to create this challenge, check out my article, "The Move From Media Seat To Backstage."
- About – Anita Heiberg has over 10 years experience as a designer and patterng cutter for numerous independent designers as well as her own eponymous label. Most recently, she founded a unique interactive crowdsourced sustainable fashion design platform called 13 Dresses. The designer's mission, to leverage technology to accelerate sustainable social and environmental change in apparel production.
- Studied at - Kwantlen Polytechnic Univessity, Central Saint Martins in London and Esmod Berlin.
- Website - www.anitaheiberg.com/ and www.13dresses.com/
- Instagram - @anitaheiberg and @13dresses
- Facebook - www.facebook.com/anita.heiberg/ and www.facebook.com/13Dresses/
- About - Jacqueline Zeyi gets inspiration from issues in the society or within herself. She uses fashion as an medium to express her point of view, bring awareness, and explore problems in life.
- Studied at – Parsons School of Design
- Website - www.zeyistudio.com/
- Instagram - @zeyi_studio & @jn.zeyi
- Facebook - www.facebook.com/pg/zeyistudiony/
- About - Armstrong creates ready to wear pieces for Men and Women, with an androgynous blur, at once loyal to the functionality of heritage craftsmanship and subversive in their welcoming of innovative details. The designer's formal training in sculpture is immediately apparent in pieces that balance complex geometries with pared-down simplicity.
- Studied at – Blanche Macdonald
- Website - www.sararmstrong.com/
- Instagram - @sararmstrong
- Facebook - www.facebook.com/sararmstronglabel/
- Twitter - @sararmstrong_
- About – Canadian fashion designer Stevie Crowne, 22, designs his collections recycling top quality vintage and thrift styles. Deemed an Eco-Friendly label creating 2+ collections per year since 2011, he upcycles his findings into newer and more edgy-contemporary fashion garments. In this process, he breathes new air into vintage clothing by refurbishing the original idea into a new piece.
- Studied at – Self-taught.
- Website – www.steviecrowne.com/
- Instagram - @steviecrowne
- Facebook - www.facebook.com/StevieCrowneDesign/