On May 14, Moore College of Art & Design held its annual fashion show at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. An array of outfits, from athleisure to eveningwear, walked the runway during the two-hour spectacle. Among the designers featured were the six contestants in the Wearables Fashion Faceoff contest. Check out their work below.
As part of the Fashion Faceoff, our contestants were asked to create an original embellishment to be produced by Vantage Apparel. On display at the Barnes (from left) are Erin Keenan's screen-printed hoodie, Lucy Sanchez's screen-printed pullover, Ariana Rodriguez's embroidered and laser-etched jacket, Kimberly McLinden's embroidered hoodie, Monica Bates' laser-etched pullover and Victoria Jenkins' screen-printed hoodie.
Ariana Rodriguez built intriguing patterns with colorful triangles in her athleisure looks.
Erin Keenan created a bright and bold digital pattern, inspired by pop artist Jasper Johns, and paired it with fresh, sporty silhouettes.
Kimberly McLinden stuck with a stark black-and-white color scheme for her sports-luxe designs. Note the cropped leather bomber sported by the female model.
Monica Bates incorporated stripes, laser-cut fringe, a digital print with an almost architectural feel and a cream-and-pastel color palette in her looks.
Victoria Jenkins explores the concept of infinity, with the voluminous cowl on the men's look and the circle scarf on the women's. Her print is a digital rendering of a hand-painted pattern.
Lucy Sanchez creates new silhouettes for athleisure, with the women's stiff, web-like vest and unconventionally shaped men's hoodie.
The winners of our Fashion Faceoff contest will be announced and featured in August Wearables. We'll also publish the winner of our online Fan-Favorite Poll in the issue.
The winner has already been selected by a panel of experts, but we want to know who you think won the Fashion Faceoff! Vote now.