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Hot on the Hanger: Runway Battle

By: Tara Wheeler Email
By: Tara Wheeler Email

September 26, 2011

Local forward-thinking fashion minds will battle it out on the runway this weekend at Les Fabriques off of Route 29 in Charlottesville. It's the second annual Project Reveal Fashion Show and Design Competition.

"We're trying to have a little Project Runway here in Charlottesville," said store owner Carla Quenneville, referring to the popular fashion design reality competition on Bravo!.

Aspiring designers of all ages and levels will showcase their collections.

"There's a couple of real novices," said Quenneville, "and there are some that are actually taught in the field, schooled; so their designs will be quite interesting."

The contestants completed three design challenges to prepare for the competition. They were tasked with creating an "up-cycled" outfit made of other pieces of clothing, a vintage look and a red-carpet-worthy gown.

Quenneville says there are benefits to designing your own clothing.

"You get to be your own individual self and you'll see that in the garments in the show. They're quite unique."

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dress a Girl Around the World program and our area's all night long after-prom party.

The Project Reveal Fashion Show and Design Competition will be held Saturday October 1st at 7:30 at Les Fabriques.

Tickets are $15. Kids 12 and younger get in free. There will be refreshments, music, and of course, fashion!

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