2016 Designers

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10 Things You Need to Know About Rock the Runway

Watch our behind-the-scenes video and TV commercial on the Triad Goodwill YouTube channel. While you're there, watch Triad Goodwill Changes Lives to discover how this fundraiser helps your neighbors who are un- and underemployed. The Silent Auction will have more than 50 fabulous items, including a Bruce Springsteen VIP package! There is an amazing tissue paper dress in the Rock the Runway window display at Elm Street Center. Get a preview of host Lauren Melvin's dress shopping segment. Meet the seven sensational designers and judges Princess Johnson, Susan Ladd, Katie O'Brien and Lynn Wooten on our Rock the Runway blog. Vote by 5:00 p.m. on [...]

By | 2016-02-22T12:28:30+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|

Unconventional Material Challenge

Yes! It's paper! These 7 dresses were designed for our Rock the Runway Unconventional Material Challenge - presented by the News & Record! At least 75% of the visible material for each look should be newsprint. Vote for your favorite design! The News & Record will then choose a winner from the three looks with the most votes! Visit our Facebook page to vote for your favorite look. And scroll down to get a closer look at the designs! Look #1 Look #2 Look #3 Look #4 Look #5 [...]

By | 2016-03-16T11:20:06+00:00 February 16th, 2016|

Meet the 2016 Judges

Princess Johnson Princess JohnsonPrincess Johnson - Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet Princess Johnson is a dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, and motivator. Her parents always sought out opportunities for her and her siblings to get on stage and use their talents.  She has choreographed dances since she was eight years old! Princess continued to pursue her passion and developed her dance technique training by completing a dance degree at UNCG along with a Business degree. She established Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet in 2009. Princess has choreographed four original ballets, has taught hundreds of students, and even led a team to bring [...]

By | 2016-03-16T11:23:48+00:00 February 9th, 2016|

Meet the Designer – Robin

Robin Otis-Clayborne remembers playing with paper dolls as a child and selling her dolls to her neighbors. Her aunt taught her to sew on a sewing machine when she was in the 6th grade and she started the school year in clothes she made. Robin describes her design aesthetic as creative, beautiful and fun. She loves designing because it forces her to think outside the box and calls it a miracle that “you can make something beautiful with your own hands.” Robin says the most unique thing she ever designed was a garment made with tarp and household paints. She [...]

By | 2016-03-16T11:24:41+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|

Meet the Designer – Floria

Floria Hance-Morant became interested in design from her roommate as a college freshman. Floria, a University of North Carolina Greensboro student, says that roommate was enrolled in the design program and would always talk about her projects and what she learned. “I've always loved learning new skills and I hadn't been feeling completely satisfied with my major. The next semester I enrolled into the intro class, and that was that! It's been four and a half years of ups and downs, with crazy challenges.” Floria describes her design aesthetic as eclectic, feminine and fun. She says her favorite thing about designing is seeing [...]

By | 2016-03-16T11:26:06+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|