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ALIVE Magazine and Brown Shoe Company Present 8th Annual Project:Design!
STL’s top fashion designers to compete on the runway during Saint Louis Fashion Week.
ST. LOUIS, July 31, 2012—The local fashion industry is abuzz with news of the 8th annual Project:Design!, presented by Brown Shoe Company, which will once again showcase fashion’s emerging design talent in its highly anticipated runway competition on Oct. 9 at The Saint Louis Science Center Exploradome during Saint Louis Fashion Week. This year, St. Louisan and last year’s Project:Design! grand prize winner Stephen Curd will make his return as the host of Project:Design!.
Project:Design! is known for supporting emerging fashion designers by giving them the exposure and tools needed to make the transition from runway to retail. Past participants have included hit TV series “Project Runway” alumni A.J. Thouvenot (Andy J), Laura Kathleen and Michael Drummond (Exquisite Corpse). “There’s no doubt that Project:Design! played a major role in the casting of A.J. and me, and Laura,” says Michael Drummond. Being able to simply show in Project:Design! opens you up to so much exposure. Just four days after I won, ‘Project Runway’ called me personally to express interest in my line and suggest I try out!”
Produced by ALIVE and Rock Uniform, Project:Design! is an online fashion design competition and showcase that was developed to recognize originality and reward the best of the best in the next generation of fashion talent. Designers submitted their collections and the top six designers were selected to showcase their lines on the Saint Louis Fashion Week website, as well as on the Project:Design! Runway of Fashion Week.
A big CONGRATS to this year's finalists!
· Elise Lammert, Elise Lammert – St. Louis, MO
· I Am Sly, Jessica Affsprung – Edwardsville, IL
· LB, Lauren Bander – St. Louis, MO
· Sansone Designs, Michele Sansone – O’Fallon, MO
· Ulicni, Ashley Ulicni – St. Louis, MO
· Whitney Manney, Whitney Manney – Kansas City, MO