Three local designers took home awards as Triad Goodwill presented its ninth annual Rock the Runway Fashion Fundraiser on March 9.
Seven student, amateur and professional designers each showcased collections of seven looks reconstructed from items found in Triad Goodwill stores. This year, the collections were each inspired by a decade — from the 1940s through the early 2000s.
Amber Kapas won the News & Record Unconventional Material Challenge for her 1980s-inspired look made out of newsprint. The Audience Choice Award went to Virginia Cole, for her collection inspired by the 1940s. Jasmine Rhodes and her 2000s-inspired collection won the Judges’ Choice Award, based on her collection’s originality, construction and creative use of materials.
Additional designers who volunteered their time for Rock the Runway included LaShawn Millner, Shaunielle Foster, Georgann Schultz and Desiree Hedrick.
Tanya Rivera, anchor and executive producer of 2 Wants to Know on WFMY News 2, was the hostess for the event. The 2018 judges were Ivey Ghee, CEO, owner and founder of The Hospitality G; Cindy Loman, editor of 1808: Greensboro’s Magazine; and Cory Phillips, project manager with Crumley Roberts.
Proceeds from the evening benefit Triad Goodwill’s mission of providing free career development services for the un- and underemployed in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties.
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