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Introducing the Wearables Fashion Faceoff Contest

This year, Wearables partnered with Vantage Apparel (asi/93390) and Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia for a fun, fashion-forward contest to help teach the next generation of designers about embroidery and screen printing. Juniors in Moore’s fashion program spent the year designing and constructing a male and female athleisure look that walked down the runway at the school’s annual fashion show this month. Six of those juniors took on Wearables’ Fashion Faceoff challenge: They created an original embellishment for a Vantage garment to complement one of their athleisure looks.  

We followed along with the contestants throughout the process – from initial sketches to the final runway-ready look. Last month, our judges evaluated the students’ athleisure looks and Vantage-produced add-on, scoring each based on marketability, technical craftsmanship and overall artistic appeal. The first-prize winner will receive $250, and second and third place will receive $100 each. Winners will be announced in the August issue of Wearables.

Learn more about each contestant by clicking on a photo below.

Ariana Rodriguez

Name:
Ariana Rodriguez

Age:
23

Hometown:
Warminster, PA

Erin Keenan

Name:
Erin Keenan

Age:
21

Hometown:
Norwood, PA

Kimberly McLinden

Name:
Kimberly McLinden

Age:
20

Hometown:
Langhorne, PA

Monica Bates

Name:
Monica Bates

Age:
25

Hometown:
Bethlehem, PA

Victoria Jenkins

Name:
Victoria Jenkins

Age:
26

Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA

Lucy Sanchez

Name:
Lucy Sanchez

Age:
20

Hometown:
International student from Honduras

Ariana Rodriguez

Name:
Ariana Rodriguez

Age:
23

Hometown:
Warminster, PA

Erin Keenan

Name:
Erin Keenan

Age:
21

Hometown:
Norwood, PA

Kimberly McLinden

Name:
Kimberly McLinden

Age:
20

Hometown:
Langhorne, PA

Monica Bates

Name:
Monica Bates

Age:
25

Hometown:
Bethlehem, PA

Victoria Jenkins

Name:
Victoria Jenkins

Age:
26

Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA

Lucy Sanchez

Name:
Lucy Sanchez

Age:
20

Hometown:
International student from Honduras

 

Watch a video of Moore faculty member Mina Dia-Stevens explaining why the Fashion Faceoff competition is such a good opportunity for students.

Check out a slideshow of the Fashion Faceoff garments in production at Vantage's factory.

Meet the judges in our Fashion Faceoff contest.

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