Eastman Design Challenge Week 1

Eastman Design Challenge Week 1

Designing a gown is no easy task. O’More junior fashion design students are partnering with Eastman, a specialty chemical and material innovation company, to develop, design, illustrate, pattern & construct individual designs for the opportunity to win a $2500 scholarship for their final year in college. The winner may also get the opportunity to have their design featured at trade shows around the world. Eastman has provided each student with the beautiful and sustainable fabric made with Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn made from the cellulose of renewable wood pulp.

Week 1 consisted of students working out final designs, pattern & garment mock ups, and even hand embroidery and beading. All of these details will go into the final production of eleven evening gowns designed by eleven different students.


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photos: Jami-lyn Fehr

video: Christian Hall

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