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WearUrArt Fashion challenge 2016

HOT reporter Bevali Francis finds out about an exciting new fashion competition. Front Row is gearing up for its newest incarnation this year. Maika Crampton, Front Row’s founder, tells us that this year she will be concentrating on her favourite part of Front Row; the Charity Shop Challenge. This year the Challenge is going to be a national event and Maika is looking for budding designers to take part in the new competition.

Lydia Moons design 2015. Backstage photo by Helen Pope.

Lydia Moons design 2015. Backstage photo by Helen Pope.

Maika is looking for anyone with designer flair who wants to have a go at creating an outfit for the catwalk. The only restrictions are that outfits must be based on clothes bought in charity shops and must cost no more than £30. You can then customise your purchase by reworking it into wearable art. How you do this is up to you. If you are not great with a needle and thread the new look can be created with sticking, gluing and ingenuity. In past challenges there has been some amazing design entries made from all kinds of materials from old jumpers to kitchen colanders. So with creativity and an ability to think “out of the box” and a £20 entrance fee could see you set foot on the first rungs of the fashion ladder. If you want to experience working in a new way, try out a new skill or just be Arty then this challenge is for you.

If you want to enter the competition, find out more or need inspiration, take a look at the Front Row official page.


Posted 21:43 Sunday, May 15, 2016 In: HOT Style

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  1. Brian Rybolt

    Where and when will this be shown? I can’t find it in your article or on there website!

    Comment by Brian Rybolt — Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 12:41

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