Historic City News has learned that, in a recent worldwide fashion design challenge, a St Augustine High School senior has been selected to receive the First Place Platinum Award by a panel of judges at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The fashion design competition called for bold, fashion-forward original garment designs that were created using non-traditional materials rather than fabric.
Rebecca Cunningham of St Augustine was recognized for her ingenuity, highly developed fashion sensibilities and a willingness to take risks with unfamiliar materials for her garment design — consisting of magazine pages, duct tape, and dryer lint.
Katrina Harrison modeled the dress at “The Laundry Room” in St Augustine.
Rewarded with a $3,000 a year scholarship to attend Savannah College of Art and Design and a permanent spot in the challenge online gallery, Cunningham was selected from twenty-one finalists in a field of more than 100 entries worldwide.
Photo credits: © 2012 Historic City News contributed photograph by Olivia Hutcherson