The Fashion Blogger is writing today about two impressive teen fashion designers who were recently awarded the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Award, which will be celebrated at Carnegie Hall on May 31st, 2013. At the ceremony they will hear from keynote speaker, actress and fashionista, Sarah Jessica Parker and fashion designer Zac Posen (a former recipient of the Awards) about the importance of nurturing and chasing their creative dreams.
Greg Dugdale, an 18 year old from Carmel, IN, and Chi Aguwa, a high school junior at the Brookfield Academy in WI, are among this year’s winners for their impressive fashion designs.
Greg, a recipient of the Portfolio Gold Award (which includes a $10,000 scholarship), designs and creates wearable art out of upcycled materials, including found objects. I’ve pasted an image one of his pieces at the bottom of this email—there are more upon request.
Chi Aguwa’s winning piece is a dress made of paper and tinted coffee filters and was inspired by Say Yes to the Dress.You can read more about her and see her winning dress by following this link: http://www.brookfieldnow.com/news/theres-no-stopping-a-creative-mind-0q9irrl-203249201.html
Both Greg and Chi were among 230,000 teens to submit work to the awards.
Photo credit for Greg Dugdale’s work above: “The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers