Hello, fabulous fashionistas! I must tell y’all about a magnificent event that I attended at the Birmingham Museum of Art…drum roll please…Birmingham Fashion Week 2013 Rising Design Star Reception! It was an incredible experience getting to admire the wonderful pieces of wearable art created by middle and high school students from all over the great state of Alabama.
These young and talented rising stars designed garments using nontraditional items (garbage bags, paper, food bags, can tops, bubble wrap…) and assembled these upcycled items with glue, wire, staples, or tape. The top forty designs were on display at the Birmingham Museum of Art from January 13 through February 10 for all to admire.
From the top forty, thirty were selected and announced at the Rising Design Star Reception. These creative and talented students will continue to the next level of the competition where they will showcase their garments on the BFW runway in an attempt to not only win scholarship money, but also to claim the title of 2013 Rising Design Star.
If you missed seeing the Rising Design Star display at the Birmingham Museum of Art, no need to fret! I have pictures for all to see! So, without further ado, here are some of the garments by this year’s Birmingham Fashion Week Rising Design Star competitors!
Don’t you want one of each of those wearable pieces of art! All of the Rising Design Stars did such an amazing job creating their masterpieces! Let’s give a round of applause to these fabulous students!
Join the excitement of Birmingham Fashion Week and visit their website, www.bhamfashionweek.com, to see the schedule of events and to purchase tickets! I hope to see all of my ridiculously fabulous readers there!