Fashion Week, Paonia
It’s time for the 3rd annual Fashion & Design Show at the Paradise Theatre in downtown Paonia, CO. This year’s title is “Stitching Together the Style & Beat of the North Fork Valley”. 7 designers, including yours truly, have been working fitfully, then frantically, on their runway-bound designs in what has become one of Paonia’s “must-see” events. Due to popular demand, the show runs TWO nights this year—last night was opening night.
NEW this year is the Designer Challenge: artistic director Regna Jones gathered discarded materials from area businesses & industry — from farms to mines to the local bike shop — paired designers up, & challenged them to make an outfit from these otherwise unwanted materials. I got paired with Karrah Aegerter of Trash’d Designs… we used a bird seed bag, landscaping fabric, bike hardware, film trailers, those plastic trays for starting seeds, goggles, & baling twine… Regna modeled the piece, titled “Hanna” for the film trailer we used. Four outfits were constructed, with liberal use of staplers in our case. All were surprisingly finished and compelling…
Here’s a few pics of ours (from iPhone, sorry!) while we were getting Regna dressed!