Last night, I was able to attend the St. Louis Fashion Week event, Project:Design!, which was held at the beautiful Windows on Washington, in Downtown St. Louis. This competition consisted of six emerging designers who debuted their latest collections in order to try to win the resources valued at $30,000, a year’s worth of free Downtown STL studio space, and $2,500 in cash in order for the winning designer’s new line to be launched.
This was just a really great opportunity to see such talent from emerging designers. I’m always so thrilled when careers can get started in such a way, because events like these give such new designers everywhere tons of encouragement. I’m such a fan of supporting new companies and designers who are just trying to make it out there; love, love, love it!
1) Abaya Dake
3) Fouche by Nicole Fouche
4) Miita Collection by Angela Brugioni
5) Spansen Filles by Sabrina Spanta & Chanelle Bertelsen
6) Q Lui by Qun Lui
And that’s all the designers from the show last night! Curious to know who won? Miita Collections won the contest, giving their designers incredible resources to ensure a great launch of this collection! Also, Q Lui won the St. Louis design space; an incredible benefit for any emerging local designer! And last but not least, Abaya Dake was the People’e Choice Award winner; I would definitely have to agree with the People’s Choice Winner: Abaya Dake’s collection was truly gorgeous, while still maintaining a sense of “fun” about it!
I can’t wait to attend more Fashion Week events this week! If you’d like to get in on the action as well, feel free to check out St. Louis Fashion Week to grab some tickets to their amazing events!