For the first time in Prize Fest history, local designers compete to win Fashion Prize.
It’s the newest member of the Prize Fest family. The Fashion Prize competition came together with a collaboration between The Agora Borealis and Prize Fest. It’s a new competition for 2019 featuring three local designers. The stakes include an all-expense paid trip to New York City with a mentorship by an industry leader and lots of exposure. Fashion Prize occurs on Friday, October 4 from 8:00pm-11:00pm with the Music Prize Garage playing host to the runway.
In May 2019, seven designers competed for the three spots in Fashion Prize at the DARE Pool at Horseshoe. The Fashion Project saw a sold out house watch each of the designers showcase ten to fifteen looks in a runway show. Judges selected these three finalists to put together a show for Fashion Prize.
Donna Strebeck – The first thing anyone would notice about Donna Strebeck is how quiet she is. However, this introvert is overflowing with creative ideas and turns fabric into anything from clothing to original artwork. Donna is dedicated to upcycling whenever possible and uses at least 80% of recycled materials in her projects.
James Osborne – James Osborne is a design Iconoclast perusing an interest in a world that does not yet exist- One of Utopian architecture, huge supersonic aircrafts flying past the speed of sound, while maintaining a connection that looks toward the superiority of nature for solutions.
Cookie DuBois -Cookie DuBois is obsessed with whimsy, fantasy, and architecture; especially when all 3 are combined into her fashion designs. She has been sewing for around two decades, starting with helping her mother through sewing projects at a very young age. Cookie DuBois has just recently started to teach Fashion Design to High School Students in Caddo Parish at the Caddo Career & Technology Center; after 12 years in the Shreve Memorial Library system as a Children’s Librarian.
Following the Fashion Prize competition, attend the Fashion Prize After Party. That Girl DJ plans to rock the house starting between 10:30pm and 11:00pm. You can buy tickets just for the After Party here or if you buy any Fashion Pass, you can attend the After Party.
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