WHAT IS THE PAPER FASHION SHOWTM?
Designers create fashions from paper donated by paper mills and coordinated by Spicers Paper. These fashions are showcased at our grand runway show and voted on by a panel of judges. Category winners will be recognized with individual recognition, followed by trophies also constructed of paper.
This all-volunteer organized and ran event, helps support not only our mission to elevate Denver art and design to the national level but also non-profit Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, a local community organization that provides after-school arts programs for at-risk youth. Combining art and technology, DAVA programs emphasize innovation, problem-solving, and connection to community. While arts education can connect to careers in the arts, at DAVA they do much more. Their unique approach results in students not only gaining skills in art, but also valuable education, job, and social skills in preparation for a wide range of life aspirations.
From the beginning, The Paper Fashion ShowTM has been a part of DAVA’s curriculum. Students ages 7 to 17 research ideas, learn to draw figures, think about design, colors and patterns to create their fashions. These students learn to problem solve and to work on a team while gaining leadership skills and real world experience by participating in a professional event. At the show, DAVA students work alongside professional designers and creators, see their fashions walk the runway and even participate as judges.
Since the Paper Fashion Show’s™ inception The One Club for Creativity – Denver has donated over $58,000 to DAVA.
HOW IT WORKS
Each team designs one (1) unique fashion to be presented on the runway. If your concept utilizes more than one model, you will need to sign up for additional teams. Designs may be for men or women and are not limited to dresses. An open call for models will take place in 2019, more info will follow when the date is determined. Each design team will be invited to this event but will be able to use their own model if desired. There is no cost to the design teams for using our professional models. It is however, HIGHLY recommended to use a professional model, as the fashions are typically presented on the runway in a more professional manner to the judges and in photographs. Complimentary hair and makeup services for models are also provided on the day of the event.