Tickets are now on sale for the 7th Annual Color Me Goodwill fashion show, presented by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. This year six design teams will compete in the show, which takes place on Friday, April 21, The Orange Peel in Asheville.
Each Color Me Goodwill design team is given $200 to shop for materials at local Goodwill stores, which they deconstruct and repurpose to create a five-piece collection based on a selected color. Designers compete for a first-place prize of $500, awarded by a panel of expert judges, and an audience choice prize of $200. Each collection features a model who has participated in Goodwill employment programs and services.
“We often say that Color Me Goodwill is ‘fashion with a mission,’” said Jaymie Eichorn, Goodwill’s chief marketing officer. “The inspiring stories of the program participants who have benefited from Goodwill’s services are at the heart of the show. Every year, the designers in Color Me Goodwill tell us that working with their client model is the most rewarding part of the experience.”
“Color Me Goodwill also celebrates the local sustainable fashion community and the talented creators who demonstrate the potential of reused materials,” Eichorn said. “This year’s show features designers who will be familiar to the Color Me Goodwill audience, as well as several new faces.”
The designers for the 7th Annual Color Me Goodwill show are:
Rosanne Capone – PURPLE
Rosanne Capone has more than 20 years of experience creating costumes and reconstructing thrifted clothing. She participated for several years in the Condom Couture fashion show benefitting Planned Parenthood and the ACT Costume Drama show. She operates Gypsy Rose Creations, producing creative fashions inspired by vibrant colors and textures. Instagram: @GypsyRoseCreations
Valentina da Costa – YELLOW
Valentina da Costa attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) before pursuing a career in cosmetology. Valentina’s clothing designs are inspired by nature, mixing varied textures and unique materials within a color family. Instagram: @carnivalblues
Vivien Gough – ORANGE
Vivien Gough has been working in creative design since pre-school through Odyssey of the Mind events, school theatre, and producing accessories or McKinney Gough Design. She is currently a ninth-grade student at a local charter school. Vivien specializes in painting and dyeing reused textiles to create anime- and punk-inspired clothing and accessories. Instagram: @vi.vien3046
Th3 Graces – RED
Th3 Graces are a three-person team including Susan Sertain, Hannah Wood, and Charlotte Murphy. Hannah creates Trollbinde Jewelry, a line of handmade talisman jewelry, for her boutique store in Burnsville. Susan, winner of several awards at the ACT Costume Drama show, owns Studio Vonceil, where she redesigns clothing for resale. Charlotte is an experienced costumer who won Best in Show at ACT Costume Drama 2018. As a team, Th3 Graces won best in category at the ACT Costume Drama 2019 and first prize at Color Me Goodwill in 2022. Instagram: @thr3gracesdesign
Mae Reilly Mueller – GREEN
With a background in costuming, Mae Reilly Mueller is inspired by the theatrics of design, such as silhouette, texture, and intricate detail. Mae is largely self-taught, and for several years has created clothing from repurposed materials for herself and friends, as well as building costumes for her high school’s theatre productions. Instagram: @maeday_cray_zay
Sybil Todd – BLUE
Sybil Todd started sewing and designing as a teenager. She began designing for the theatre, then established a name for herself in cosplay designs and has since transitioned to fashion design. She is heavily inspired by literature, history, and nature. Her signature is creating fantasy-inspired clothing that is reminiscent of days gone by. Sybil currently works with Vibe Wed Asheville to create unique designs for couples planning an off-the-beaten path wedding. Instagram: @whiteknightcosplay
Tickets for Color Me Goodwill are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through The Orange Peel box office.
All participants and attendees must follow current local and venue-specific safety guidelines.
For more information, visit www.colormegoodwill.org.