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 | 2018-02-23T09:21:54-05:00 February 14th, 2018|

Meet the Host: Tanya Rivera

Meet the Host: Tanya Rivera Triad Goodwill is excited to announce WFMY News 2's Tanya Rivera will serve as our host for Rock the Runway 2018! "I'm always amazed at how people can design and create something magical out of something seemingly ordinary! I can’t wait to experience Rock The Runway," says Rivera. This will be the two-time Emmy winning journalist's first time hosting Rock the Runway.  But she's no stranger to the Goodwill hunt. "Goodwill is where I have found many a treasure—from my winter coats, to cocktail dresses and vintage Polaroid cameras. I get to take home a prize [...]

By | 2018-02-09T11:01:07-05:00 February 9th, 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 | 2018-01-29T11:53:36-05:00 February 1st, 2018|

Jasmine Rhodes: Collection Inspiration

Jasmine Rhodes Jasmine Rhodes: Collection Inspiration Describe what inspired the look for your collection? I was initially inspired by the gaudiness of the early 2000s. When you look at photos of celebrities on the red carpet or print ads for fashion and beauty campaigns, you can see a plethora of crazy fashion choices; some of which have trickled down into today’s style. I started my process by researching fashion trends from that era, and gathered what I thought were the most iconic so I could zero in on a concept for my designs. I did not want to [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:41:22-05:00 December 20th, 2017|

Georgann Schultz: Collection Inspiration

Georgann Schultz Georgann Schultz: Collection Inspiration Describe what inspired the look for your collection: This has been an evolving process. The initial inspiration came from a series of books that I have been obsessing over recently, The All Souls Trilogy. The book is rich with descriptions of clothing worn by the characters as the story sweeps the reader through time- from Elizabethan England, WW2 right up to modern day. As the creative process has been flowing, my research reminded me that I was a teen, and graduated high school in the 70s! I really hate to admit it, [...]

By | 2017-12-20T13:46:44-05:00 December 20th, 2017|