Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is seeking Asheville-area designers to compete in its popular Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show, which returns to The Orange Peel on April 29, 2022.
The 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill show will feature seven designers, each of whom will create a five-piece collection based on their selected color. Designers each receive $200 to shop for clothing and materials at local Goodwill stores, which they will deconstruct and repurpose to create their collections. Local hair stylists and makeup artists will assist designers and models the day of the show.
“We’re thrilled to bring back Color Me Goodwill in 2022,” said Jaymie Eichorn, Goodwill’s vice president of marketing and communications. “Color Me Goodwill is a showcase for Asheville’s unique community of sustainable fashion designers. We’ve had a standing-room-only audience every year, and there is even more anticipation for the 2022 edition.”
A panel of expert judges will score the runway collections based on the construction of the garments, the skill and quality of the sewing, creative use of the original materials and innovative design. The first-place overall winner will receive $500. In addition, audience members may vote on their favorite designer to receive an audience choice award, with a prize of $200.
“Over the years we’ve been pleased to highlight both established, well-known designers as well as up-and-coming artists,” Eichorn continued. “We’d like to present a slate of designers with distinct, original perspectives, so we encourage applicants of varied backgrounds and experience levels.”
Designers can apply to compete in Color Me Goodwill as individuals or as teams of up to three people. All levels of design experience are welcome. To apply, visit www.goodwillnwnc.org/cmgdesigners/ and complete the application materials by Monday, Nov. 1. Applicants will be asked to submit photos of their work or links to an online portfolio, which should be representative of their design skills.