Thursday, September 19, 2013 , Updated 12:00 p.m., October 24, 2013
Project Funway: Designers in Fort Worth make clothes using only second-hand materials
The supplies must come from a Fort Worth Goodwill store.
FORT WORTH Ten lucky local designers will be chosen to "make it work," Project Runway style, over the next month as part of Goodwill Fort Worth's "Project Goodwill" competition. The event is the first of its kind for the organization, confirmed Melissa Warner of J.O. Design.
The competition is open to design students and the public, and those chosen to compete will receive a $100 budget to spend at any Fort Worth Goodwill store. Over four weeks, they will complete a high fashion look, and the final garments will be judged at a fashion show at the Goodwill Garden Room on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
This is a "Blue Carpet" event -- a nod to Goodwill's signature logo -- and designs should follow a red carpet evening style, Warner said. The original September 19 application deadline will be extended, and that date is TBA.
Local design and theater professors will judge, and top prizes include an HP Tablet and Goodwill gift certificates. Contestants must use clothing purchased at Goodwill. Materials may be used from any Fort Worth store, and clothing can be used, as long as it is remade entirely. (That means grandma's slacks must be revamped into black-tie haute couture.)
For real, ask your grandma which Goodwill store she uses.
Interested in competing? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.