On February 24, 2017, seven designers took over the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro to showcase their one-of-a-kind creations on the catwalk. Sanja Grgic, Lakeasha Mccrimmon, Jessica Perry, Anndrea Robinson, Michelle Teague, Florence Wallace and Drew Waller turned Triad Goodwill finds into custom creations.
Each designer created six looks using materials found in Triad Goodwill stores. Some of the most unique items included electric candles, piping and records. Each designer also used newsprint provided by the Greensboro News & Record for the Unconventional Material Challenge.
Proceeds from the fashion fundraiser benefit Triad Goodwill’s mission of helping people in our community find meaningful employment opportunities.
Two designers took home the evening’s three awards.
Florence Wallace won the News & Record’s Unconventional Material Challenge and Audience Choice Award. Sanja Grgic took home the Judges’ Choice Award.
Judges for the 2017 Rock the Runway Fashion Fundraiser included Ashley Carter, creator and editor of FabEllis; Susan Ladd, columnist with The Greensboro News & Record; and Lynn Wooten, VP of Marketing and Public Relations, Well-Spring Services, Inc.
Tracey McCain from WFMY News 2’s The Good Morning Show served as host for the evening. She sported a design by 2016 Judges’ Choice Winner Brian Atkins of Studio B Designs.
All photos courtesy: Torey Searcy Photography