Saturday, February 14, 2009

Project Red Dress Winner!

Attending the 2nd Annual Project Red Dress competition last night at the Fairview Olympic Hotel was the perfect way to welcome Valentine’s Day! Benefiting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement, the event entailed 10 students from local fashion schools competing to win a $3,000 scholarship, and a window display with their dress at the downtown Macy’s Store.

Brooke and Monti of Movin’ 92.5 were the hostesses of the evening. Prior to the show, the contestants were given limited time to design and create a red dress (same concept as Project Runway). The Project Red Dress fashion show was held to judge the garments and determine the winner. This year Project Red Dress welcomed back Nick Verreos (Project Runway Season 2 contestant and NIKOLAKI designer) to be a part of their judge panel. Accompanying Nick on the judge panel included Laura Cassidy - Fashion Editor of Seattle Metropolitan, Victora Glenn - Victoria’s Bridal Couture and V Custom Design, Rose Dennis - President, ARD, LLC, and Aysel Andreson, M.D. - The Art and Science of Beauty. The judge panel took into consideration the contestants’ design concept, construction of the dress, creativity, and overall fit.

Taking first place was contestant Rosie Kohlmeier of New York Fashion Academy. Her fun and flirty cocktail dress finished off with an enormous bow in the front, had the best care in construction. Although she took home $3000 that evening, the look on her face when Nick Verreos announced her as the winner was priceless!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Project Red Dress

Seattle is rolling out the red carpet for the 2nd Annual Project Red Dress design competition sponsored by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Fashion students from 6 schools will compete to win a $3,000 scholarship while helping to raise money for The American Heart Association. Celebrity judges including Nick Verros from Project Runway will be on hand to review custom red dress designs submitted by contest participants.

Tickets start at $50 for general admission. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 and include premier runway seating and a swag bag. Last year’s event sold out so get your tickets today!

Event Sponsors include: Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Fashion Group International, IADT, The Fairmont Hotel, Half Past Lavish Events, Macys, Pacific Fabrics & Crafts, and the Renton Sewing Company.

When: February 13, 2009

Where: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Time: 6:30 PM

Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

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