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IADT-Seattle Students Win ‘Project Red Dress’ Design Competition

February 16, 2012 IADT General, IADT Seattle, Fashion Design 0 Comments

IADT-Seattle Project Red Dress Winner

Two IADT-Seattle fashion design students took top honors in the recent 4th Annual Project Red Dress competition, where they went up against design students from the Art Institute, New York Fashion Academy, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle Pacific University and Washington State University.

Congratulations to soon-to-be graduate Corban Harper, who creating the winning design! Corban’s dress (pictured above; photo by Barbie Hull) received the most votes from a panel of judges, which consisted of industry professionals. His winning work also was recently featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Meanwhile, the People’s Choice Award went to IADT-Seattle fashion design student Julius Leano (design below; photo by Barbie Hull).

IADT-Seattle Project Red Dress Winner

The Project Red Dress competition was created in 2007 by Monir Zandghoreishi, IADT-Seattle’s Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising program chair. Zandghoreishi was looking for an opportunity for students to not only participate in a project with real-world outcomes but also support a good cause.

Per the competition’s rules, each participant had a $200 budget to purchase fabric in any shade of red, coinciding with the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” initiative to promote women’s heart health. The designers then had only 16 hours on scheduled days to design and create their dresses.

Congratulations once again to both of our winners!


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