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Amber Kapas: Unconventional Material Challenge

Amber Kapas: Unconventional Materials Challenge Amber Kapas What inspired your look for the Unconventional Material Challenge (UMC)? Inspiration for the UMC garment came from the geometric shapes on hairclips from the 80's. Inspiration also came from one of my all-time favorite binge-worthy shows- Stranger Things and my go-to inspiration music artist, Joan Jett. What is the best part of participating in a challenge like this? Complete creative freedom with endless opportunity to adapt and open your mind to a new design style. What has been the toughest part of designing a look out of newsprint? Learning how to achieve/ execute a desired, proper [...]

By | 2018-02-23T09:21:54+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Amber Kapas: Rock The Runway Participation

Amber Kapas: Rock The Runway Participation Amber Kapas Describe why you wanted to participate in Rock the Runway. Previously, in Ohio I had participated in Goodwill fashion shows benefiting my hometown, YStark! Community- Something I felt strongly passionate about. Rock the Runway has opened up a very similar opportunity that I feel strongly about, all while benefiting the Triad community. What has been the best part of your participation in the fashion fundraiser so far? Honestly, I cannot pinpoint just one area. Rock the Runway has by far been my favorite show to date. Working within a team of such talented designers & [...]

By | 2018-02-02T14:07:19+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

2018 Unconventional Material Challenge

Triad Goodwill's annual Rock the Runway Fashion Fundraiser is coming up March 9 at the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro. We're giving you a sneak peek of the paper garments created for our Greensboro News & Record Unconventional Material Challenge. At least 75% of the visible material on the garment should be made of newsprint, provided by the News & Record. The goal is to create a look from paper – that doesn’t look like paper. Vote for your favorite design through 4pm on February 12, 2018. The News & Record will then choose a winner from the three looks with the [...]

By | 2018-01-29T11:53:36+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

Amber Kapas: Collection Inspiration

Amber Kapas Amber Kapas: Collection Inspiration Describe what inspired the look for your collection? Inspiration for the 80s came naturally for me, as this decade has always been a favorite. I grew up loving 80's hair metal, with my parents always playing their favorite artist. My go-to inspiration would be turning on my Joan Jett Pandora station, rocking out for a bit and letting the ideas flow naturally. This collection is inspired not only from music, but a mix of The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink meets a Carrie Bradshaw vibe. What piece(s) did you find at Triad Goodwill [...]

By | 2018-02-02T13:18:58+00:00 January 8th, 2018|