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I Made it Myself Fashion Show 


Express your creativity by creating garments & accessories.  Participants have the opportunity to show case their creative flair, support the local creative fibre arts community and have loads of fun.  Challenge your thinking of how textiles and other medium can be used and shaped!  Twist, paint, weave, stitch, scrunch, and glue to your heart’s content to create one of a kind, never seen before works of ‘fibre art’.

Show Guidelines
Please read all the Application Guidelines & Design Elements carefully before submitting your application. If you have any questions please contact Jody Pilon at coordinator@espanolafibreartsfestival.ca

Applications must be received by July 15, 2017
Notification to applicants of acceptance into the Show will occur by no later than August 15, 2017
Fashion Show is an element of the 6th Annual Espanola Fibre Arts Festival - October 21st 2017
Entries can be single individuals or as a collective. Each entrant/collective can show a maximum of two designs (dependent on submissions).
All products will be hand crafted.  Only a limited number of spaces are available and will be filled based on the sole discretion of the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival to ensure a well rounded representation of subcategories.    
Published time for the Show is 7:30 PM.  Designer check-in and set up begins at 5:45 PM October 21st.   
Because space is limited, not all applicants may be accepted for the Show.  A waiting list will be developed in the event that space becomes available. 
Photos taken during the show will be used for promoting the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival.  

Show Design Elements

  • Every entry must be handmade (machine stitching accepted).  Binding techniques using fibres, glue, tape, wire etc are permitted.
  • Garments may be decorated in a variety of methods – print, paint, writing, stitch etc
  • All forms of fibre are accepted – wood, paper, yarn & fabric.  Papier Mache is permitted
  • Zippers, buttons, Velcro, fasteners etc are permitted
  • Garments must remain ‘in place’ on the runway please be sure to consider the “wear-ability” of your fashion - models may be required to ascend/descend stairs
  • Be wildly creative! Make wearable art! Stretch your thinking about how fibres can be used!


Categories

  •  9- 5 & Beyond - Includes business wear, casual sportswear, weekend-wear, sleepwear, clothing for school, casual after-school events, or hanging out with friends


  • ReFashion & Trash On - The result of modifying existing clothing or fabric item (such as table cloth or curtain) into something more fashionable. The main purpose of ReFashion & Trash On is creativity, as well as artistic ability and assembly skills. The member designs a wearable garment from previously used garments or fabric item. The completed garment is different from its original use, not just an alteration. In order to qualify for this category the submission must be created with 75% up-cycled or recycled materials.   


  • Enchanted Evenings - Entry must be designed for semi-formal to formal occasions.  Materials can include recycled textiles and other materials including paper. 


  • Theatre/Costume - Garment intended for use as a costume, which could include stage productions. May be re-created another garment. These garments may be unusual or employ innovative materials; imaginative but wearable.


  • Fantastic Fashions – Under $25 – This whole idea is born from the age old concept of creating a ‘silk purse from a sow’s ear’.  Complete garment must not cost more than $25.  Components of an outfits must be purchased at a garage sale, consignment shops, and church rummage shops, Salvation Army, Jarrett Centre or other retail second hand business. Receipts are required for everything that is visible during the show, except shoes. Receipts for garage sales can be handwritten. This includes jewelry and accessories. 


  • Granny’s Closet – pays homage to our rich and diverse history in textiles and fashion in Canada.  Granny’s closet can include vintage handmade garments (must be known to the applicant), traditional wear, padded housecoats, house dresses & aprons, christening outfits, ‘going away’ suits and other vintage looks. 


CONSTRUCTION

  • Every entry must be handmade (machine stitching accepted).  Binding techniques using fibres, glue, tape, wire & seaming etc are permitted.
  • Garments may be embellished using a variety of methods – print, paint, writing, stitch etc
  • All forms of fibre are accepted.  Papier Mache is permitted
  • Zippers, buttons, Velcro, fasteners etc are permitted
  • Garments must remain ‘in place’ on the runway please be sure to consider the “wear-ability” of your fashion - models may be required to ascend/descend stairs
  • Techniques employed can include but are not limited to the following; sewing, knitting, crocheting, lace making, weaving, felting, rug hooking, leather work, millinery, felting, etc


 
Show Judges

Kyle Hoddy

Jocelyne Sobeskiis a fashion arts graduate, has worked in the fashion business for over 20 years, and as a costume designer for just under 25 years.  Fashion designing is sculpting for the body, but "sew" much more fun than working with clay!  In our world of mass production that holds absolutely no ethical ground whatsoever, it only makes sense to make it your own and your own way.